Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government will introduce the ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ programme in the State from September 1.
The State Government has decided to implement the programme for the benefit of people belonging to BPL category, said Food and Civil Supplies Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain here today.
The programme will be implemented for ration card holders under Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on pilot basis from September 1 and it will be replicated in other parts of the State in next phase, the Minister said.
He said, “We are going to introduce ration card portability on a pilot basis from Bhubaneswar. It will be replicated in other parts of the state in next phase. The way you withdraw cash from ATMs irrespective of any location, ration card holders will now be able to get their subsidized items from any PDS centre across the country.”
The beneficiaries under both the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and the well as the State Food Security Scheme (SFSS) will be able to receive their ration items from any Public Distribution System (PDS) centre across the country.