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Government launches web based registration facility for ration cards

Published on August 06, 2022
Current Context: The center launches a common registration facility to apply for ration cards.
Government launches web based registration facility for ration cards
  • The center launches a common registration facility in 11 districts and UTs so that homeless people, migrants, and other eligible beneficiaries can apply for rations.
  • Around 81.35 cr persons are covered under National Food Security Act(NFSA) and around 79.77 crore persons are given highly subsidized food grains under this act.
  • Sudhanshu Pandey, food secretary said the Common Registration facility(My Ration-My Right) will help states and UTs to identify eligible beneficiaries and issue ration cards to such people so they can avail their legal entitlement under NFSA.
  • The new web-based facility will be launched on a pilot basis in 11 states and UTs and all 36 states and Union Territories (UTs) will be covered by the end of this month.
  • The 11 states and UTs where this facility is launched are Assam, Goa, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Punjab, and Uttarakhand.

Question: 

Q.1 The government of India launches a common registration facility to apply for ration cards initially in how many states and UTs?
a. 13
b. 12
c. 11
d. 10
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