New Delhi: The Union government on Friday launched the Mera Ration mobile app, which will be especially beneficial for those ration card holders who relocate from one state to another.
Addressing a press conference on ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ (ONORC) plan, Sudhanshu Pandey, Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution, said that the system has been rolled out in 32 States/UTs by December 2020. It currently covers 69 crore National Food Security Act (NFSA) beneficiaries, which represents 86% of NFSA population in the country.
The integration of the remaining 4 states/UT (Assam, Chhattisgarh, Delhi and West Bengal) is expected to be completed within next few months, Pandey informed.
About 1.5-1.6 crore portability transactions are currently being done in a month under ONORC.
The option of choosing any ration shop was not available earlier.