Monday, June 14, 2021

Govt launches ‘Mera Ration’ app: Details here

In order to facilitate the ‘One Nation-One Ration Card’ system in the country, the government Friday launched ‘Mera Ration’ mobile app to benefit citizens in identifying the nearest fair price shop.

This app will benefit especially those ration card holders who move to new areas for livelihoods. The app is developed by the government in association with NIC “to facilitate various ONORC related services among National Food Security Act (NFSA) beneficiaries, particularly migrant beneficiaries, FPS dealers and other relevant stakeholders,” the ministry said in a ststement.

Implementation of the One Nation-One Ration Card system ensures availability of ration to beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and other welfare schemes, especially the migrant workers and their families, at any fair price shop (FPS) across the country.

features of this application are:

-Beneficiaries can identify and locate the nearest fair price shop.

-Beneficiaries can easily check details of their:

-Foodgrain entitlement

-Recent transactions

-Status of Aadhaar seeding.

Moreover, migrant beneficiaries can register their migration details through the application. There is also an option for beneficiaries to enter suggestions/feedback. The application is currently available in English and Hindi. The government also said that more functionalities will be added in the application with time to improve its utility and extend additional services.

Meanwhile, seventeen states have operationalised ‘One Nation-One Ration Card’ system with Uttarakhand being the latest to complete the reform, the finance ministry said on Thursday. States completing the One Nation-One Ration Card system reform are eligible for additional borrowing of 0.25 percent of gross state domestic product (GSDP).    

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