Under One Nation One Ration Card, persons holding a ration card under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) can collect their monthly quota of food grain from any fair price shop across the country (Mint)

Over 87% One Nation One Ration Card beneficiaries in Delhi in final 3 months have been from UP, Bihar


In line with the info offered by the Meals and Civil Provides Division, between August and October 25, practically 1,78,850 individuals having ration playing cards of different states have collected meals grains in Delhi beneath the ONORC.

Of the 1,78,850 ONORC transactions, 1,55,715 or 87.06% occurred on ration playing cards issued in Bihar (78,195) and Uttar Pradesh (77,520), the info, accessed by the PTI, confirmed.

The Delhi authorities applied the ONORC scheme within the nationwide capital in beginning July this 12 months.

Beneath the scheme, individuals holding a ration card beneath the Nationwide Meals Safety Act (NFSA) can gather their month-to-month quota of meals grain from any truthful worth store throughout the nation.

The portability relies on ePoS machines, which use the Aadhaar-linked biometric authentication to confirm the identification and entitlement of beneficiaries.

A senior official of the Meals and Civil Provides division stated the scheme is a boon for migrant staff and different such floating inhabitants dwelling within the nationwide capital as they’ll get ration from any of the truthful worth outlets.

“Most variety of migrant inhabitants in Delhi is from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh therefore that quantity is reflecting within the ONORC transactions within the metropolis. ONORC beneficiaries in Delhi from states apart from UP and Bihar embody Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan amongst others,” the official informed PTI.

Information confirmed that ration card-holders from Madhya Pradesh come on the third spot, adopted by Haryana by way of availing advantages of the ONORC scheme in Delhi.

As many as 5,764 individuals having ration playing cards of Madhya Pradesh collected ration in Delhi beneath the ONORC scheme between August and October 25.

Equally, practically 2,313 individuals having ration playing cards made in Haryana collected meals grains from truthful worth outlets in Delhi in the course of the interval. It was adopted by Rajasthan with 1,184 beneficiaries gathering ration in Delhi.

Information additionally confirmed that between July and October 25, practically 1,94,685 individuals, who’ve their ration playing cards made in different states, collected meals grains in Delhi beneath ONORC scheme.

In July, there have been 16,150 transactions beneath the ONORC scheme, whereas it was 40,797 in August.

In September, the quantity rose to 86,430, whereas in October, until the twenty fifth not less than 51348 individuals, who’ve ration playing cards of different state, collected free ration at truthful worth outlets in Delhi beneath ONORC.

Compared to September, the variety of ONORC beneficiaries got here down barely in October, which officers say, is due to pageant season.

“An excellent chunk of floating inhabitants has gone to their hometowns in the course of the begin of the pageant season in October. So the variety of transactions beneath ONORC appears to be like barely low. We hope that extra individuals will take good thing about the ONORC scheme in Delhi in coming months,” the official stated.

The Delhi authorities distributes free ration to beneficiaries beneath Nationwide Meals Safety Act (NFSA) 2013 and the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) by means of digital level of sale units.

Delhi has 17.78 lakh cardholders and has round 72.77 lakh beneficiaries. The town has over 2,000 truthful worth outlets.

Shailendra Kumar, the president of Public Distribution Welfare Affiliation stated the ONORC was turning out to be good for the migrant inhabitants dwelling in Delhi however holding ration playing cards of different states.

“The figures present that the Delhi is without doubt one of the prime performing states in ONORC scheme. With this scheme in place, individuals having ration playing cards of different states can get free meals grains from any of the truthful worth outlets within the metropolis,” Kumar stated.

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