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  • 16 March, 2021

  • 4 Min Read

Mera Ration Mobile App

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution launches the ‘Mera Ration’ mobile app.

About Mera Ration Mobile app:

  • Mera Ration Mobile app will facilitate the ‘One Nation-One Ration Card’ system.
  • It aims to help those ration cardholders who migrated to new areas for livelihoods.
  • Its developed by National Informatics Center(NIC).

Features of the app:

  • The application allows beneficiaries to
    • Find out the nearest fair price shop available according to the location.
    • Users can check details of a) Recent transactions b) Status of the Aadhaar seeding and c) entitlement of the amount of rations available to them.
    • Migrant beneficiaries can also register their migration details through the application.

About One Nation-One Ration Card System:

  • Launched by Department of Food & Public Distribution under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs.
  • The system envisages inter-state portability of ration cards under National Food Security Act, 2013.
  • NFSA beneficiaries & migrant beneficiaries can claim foodgrains from any Fair Price Shop (FPS) in the country through existing ration cards with biometric/Aadhaar authentication in a seamless manner.
  • The system also allows their family members back home to claim the balance of foodgrains on the same ration card.
  • Not all states have enrolled for the scheme yet.
  • At present 32 States/UTs are covered under ONORC and integration of the remaining 4 States/UTs is expected to be completed in the next few months.

Source: TH

  • 13 March, 2021

  • 5 Min Read

"Mera Ration" Mobile App

"Mera Ration" Mobile App

  • Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution on March 12, 2021 launched "Mera Ration" Mobile App for those ration card holders who migrate to new places in search of livelihood (migrant workers).
  • Currently, 32 States and Union Territories are covered under One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) and the remaining four States and UTs are expected to be integrated into the scheme in the next few months.
    • The One Nation One Ration Card system covers almost 69 crore National Food Security Act (NFSA) beneficiaries in the country.
  • The beneficiaries will be able to use the 'Mera Ration' app to identify the nearest fair price shop and check details of their entitlement and recent transactions.
  • The android-based mobile application has been developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC).
  • It is currently available in Hindi and English language.
  • Gradually, it will be made available in 14 languages.
  • The languages will be identified based on places where migrant people move mostly to.

Source: TH


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