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Budget 2021: ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme in 32 states, UTs

NEW DELHI: ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme of the Union Government is being implemented by 32 States and Union Territories, reaching about 69 crore beneficiaries, said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday, while announcing the Union Budget.

“We have launched the ‘One Nation, One ration’ card scheme through which beneficiaries can claim their rations anywhere in the country. Migrant workers in particular benefit from this scheme, those staying away from their families can partially claim their rations where they are stationed, while their family in their native places can claim the rest,” Sitaraman announced in her third budget speech.

The Finance Minister informed that the scheme has covered 86 per cent of the beneficiaries, adding that the remaining four states and UTs will be integrated into the scheme in the coming few months.

Sitharaman also proposed the launch of a portal that will collect all relevant information on gig workers, building and construction workers, among others.

“This will help formulate health, housing, skill, insurance credit and food schemes for all migrant workers,” she said. (ANI)

 

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