With a ration card, you can now take food grains in any part of the country. One Nation One Ration Card

Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Wednesday that ration card holders will now be able to get 6 months of food grains at one time on their cards. He said that in view of the available stock of food grains in the country, these instructions have been issued to all the states. Right now only 2 months advance grain is available on the ration card, but now you can get 6 months ration.

Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Wednesday that ration card holders will now be able to get 6 months of food grains at a time on their cards. He said that in view of the available stock of food grains in the country, these instructions have been issued to all the states. Right now only 2 months advance grain is available on ration card, but now you can get 6 months ration. Till now, only the Punjab government has the facility to take six months of outright food grains. Paswan gave this information while addressing the reporters that at this time there is enough grain in the government godowns, some quantity of wheat has been kept in the open. In such a situation, the pressure on the warehouses will be reduced due to more outright grain picking up. Paswan also said that the government currently has 435 lakh tonnes of surplus grain. It has 272.19 lakh tonnes of rice and 162.79 lakh tonnes of wheat, while in April the PDS needs around 135 lakh tonnes of rice and 74. 2 lakh tonnes of wheat. The government has sufficient supplies. Paswan told all the states that if they wish, they can take extra grain in advance.

Paswan also talked about the introduction of "One Nation One Ration Card". He said that it has been started in 16 states and it will be implemented in the entire country by June 1. After the implementation of "One Nation One Ration Card", card holders can take ration from their card while living in any part of the country. He informed that the number of beneficiaries of ration cards in the country is 81 crore, who are given two rupees per kilogram of wheat and three rupees per kilogram of rice. The government gives 610 lakh tonnes of food grains to the card holders through the public distribution system. According to Paswan, about three crore ration cards were forged in the entire country, out of which 44,404 cards were found to be forged from Bihar and the government saved about three crore rupees when these counterfeit cards were canceled.


 
The government hopes that this initiative will not only curb corruption, but the poor moving from one place to another due to employment or other reasons will not be denied subsidized rations. This change will also eliminate the possibility of having more than one card. This step of the government will benefit more than 80 crore card holders.