One Nation-One Ration Card

Published on August 02, 2019
Current context: The government has implemented One Nation-One Ration Card on a pilot basis in four states- Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana from 1st August 2019.
One Nation-One Ration Card
  • This initiative would enable the families having food security cards to buy subsidized wheat and rice from any ration shop in these states.
  • The only requirement is that the Aadhaar card should be linked to the ration card to avail of this service.
  • The government has recently announced that the scheme will be available across the country from 1st July 2020 and will allow portability of food security benefits by allowing poor migrant workers to buy subsidised rice and wheat from any ration shop in the country.
  • Under the National Food Security Act, all state governments in India have to identify and provide ration cards to the households that are eligible for purchasing subsidized food grain from the Public Distribution System.

Question: 

Q.1 The One Nation-One Ration Card allows beneficiaries to buy subsidized rice and wheat by linking ration card with_____?
a. Aadhaar card
b. Voter card
c. Domicile
d. BPL card

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