GUWAHATI: The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution on July 31 announced the expansion of the One Nation One Rationcard scheme to four states – Manipur, Nagaland, Uttarakhand and the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan, in his tweeter handle said, “The coverage of the ambitious One Nation One Rationcard scheme has been expanded from today to four states – Manipur, Nagaland, Jmmu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand.”
The Union Minister also said, “With this addition of four states, total of 24 states is covered under the ‘One Nation One Ration card’ plan covering more than 65 crore beneficiaries of the scheme. These beneficiaries can now lift their entitlement of ration from any fair price shop across these states.”
He stressed that by 31st March, 2021 all the states shall be covered under the scheme so that all 81 crore National Food Security Act beneficiaries can avail benefit under this scheme.
BJP national president JP Nadda congratulated Paswan and said, “This ensures food security to 65 crore people in 24 states with the aim to cover the whole nation by 31st March, 2021.”
Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju also congratulated Paswan.