The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution on Friday launched the ‘Mera Ration’ mobile app in line with the Central government’s One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) scheme.

The scheme will enable beneficiaries to check foodgrain entitlement, recent transactions, status of Aadhaar seeding and also enable them register their migration details through the app.

Sudhanshu Pandey, Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution, said that the scheme which was started in four states in August, 2019 was accelerated and rolled out in 32 States/UTs by December. “Integration of the remaining four states and UTs is expected to happen soon. Two of them are in complete state of readiness and we expect them to roll out the scheme this month itself,” he added.

He said that the scheme is now covering nearly 69 crore NFSA beneficiaries (about 86 per cent NFSA population) in the country and a monthly average of about 1.5-1.6 crore portability transactions are being recorded under the ONORC scheme.

Portability transactions

During the period of April 2020 to Feb 2021, a total of about 15.4 crore portability transactions have been recorded under ONORC, he added.

The Ministry added that the Department is working closely with Labour Ministry for integration of Migrants’ portal with the ONORC scheme. In addition ONORC has been made a part of the PM SVANidhi scheme in collaboration with Housing and Urban Development Ministry.

A vigorous awareness generation campaigning – in Hindi and regional languages is being carried out through audio announcements on more than 2,400 railway stations across the country and radio spots on 167 FM & 91 Community Radio Stations besides social media and other outdoor publicity initiatives.