‘Mera Ration’ app, launched under One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) plan to benefit National Food Security Act (NFSA) beneficiaries recorded over 15 lakh downloads since its launch this March. The app is particularly being used by migrant beneficiaries to avail maximum benefit of ration cards portability.
Developed by the Department in technical association with Central NIC Unit – the app provides a host of useful TPDS/ONORC information and features. To facilitate better access and maximum benefit, the app is available in 12 languages viz. English, Hindi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, and Bangla.
Android users can download the App for free from the Google Play Store. Besides promoting the app from the central level, all States/UTs have also been requested to undertake wide-spread publicity and awareness of this Mobile App– which is envisaged to give a boost to the portability transactions under ONORC, as this application is very useful for the migrant NFSA beneficiaries to easily know their entitlement details, recent transactions details, check Aadhaar seeding status and eligibility for national portability besides doing a voluntary registration for ONORC as well. Through the feature of locating nearby Fair Price Shop, the migrant beneficiary can easily find shops in a new area and follow the map to reach the closest fair price shop to avail foodgrain benefits.
Under One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) is running successfully in 34 states/UTs covering nearly 75 crore beneficiaries (almost 94.3 percent NFSA population). NCT of Delhi and West Bengal being the latest to enable the ONORC plan from July 2021 and August 2021 respectively. Two remaining states -Assam and Chhattisgarh are targeted for integration under ONORC in the next few months.
The One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) is an ambitious plan and endeavor of the Department to ensure seamless delivery of subsidized food-security entitlements to all beneficiaries covered under the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA), irrespective of their physical location anywhere in the country.