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Press Information Bureau <br />Government of India<br />Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food &amp; Public Distribution<br /><span style='float:right;font-size:80%;font-weight:lighter'>26 JUL 2019 3:19PM by PIB Delhi</span>
One Nation - One Ration Card Scheme

To sustain the reforms brought in by scheme on ‘End to End Computerization of Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) Operations’ the Department of Food & Public Distribution has launched a new scheme namely “Integrated Management of Public Distribution System (IM-PDS)” for implementation during 2018-19 and 2019-20. The main objective of the scheme is to introduce nation-wide portability of ration card holders under National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA), to lift their entitlement foodgrains from any FPS in the country without the need to obtain a new ration card, by integrating the existing PDS systems/portals of States/UTs with the Central systems/portals, etc.

 

Keeping in view the physical progress under ongoing scheme and readiness for implementation of National Portability in few States, it has been decided to implement inter-State/National Portability on a pilot basis in few States shortly. Further, as and when any State/UT achieve the readiness it will be added on the National Portability platform, i.e. Public Distribution System Network (PDSN) to provide the benefit of national/inter-State portability to all ration card holders under NFSA. Presently NFSA provides the coverage for about 81.34 Crore persons across the country. State-wise statement showing coverage under NFSA is annexed.

This information was given in a written reply by the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Danve Raosaheb Dadarao in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

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ANNEXURE

State-wise statement showing coverage under NFSA

 

Sl.

States/UTs

Accept number of persons under NFSA

(in lakh)

1

Andhra Pradesh

268.23

2

Arunachal Pradesh

8.71

3

Assam

251.90

4

Bihar

871.16

5

Chhattisgarh

200.77

6

Delhi

72.78

7

Goa

5.32

8

Gujarat

382.84

9

Haryana

126.49

10

Himachal Pradesh

36.82

11

J & K

74.13

12

Jharkhand

264.25

13

Karnataka

401.93

14

Kerala

154.8

15

Madhya Pradesh

546.42

16

Maharashtra

700.17

17

Manipur

25.06

18

Meghalaya

21.46

19

Mizoram

7.06

20

Nagaland

14.79

21

Odisha

326.21

22

Punjab

141.45

23

Rajasthan

446.62

24

Sikkim

4.06

25

Tamil Nadu

364.7

26

Telangana

191.70

27

Tripura

25.02

28

Uttar Pradesh

1520.6

29

Uttarakhand

61.94

30

West Bengal

601.84

31

A&N

0.63

32

Daman & Diu

1.19

33

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

2.36

34

Lakshadweep

0.22

35

Chandigarh

4.96

36

Puducherry

6.34

 

Total

8134.94

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