One Nation One Card Scheme

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One Nation One Card Scheme

  • Three more states have been included under the scheme on ‘Integrated Management of Public Distribution System’ (IM-PDS) .
  • These states are
    • Odisha
    • Sikkim
    • Mizoram
  • In this system nation-wide portability through one nation one ration card is implemented under NFSA.
  • The portability enables NFSA card holders to lift their entitled quota of subsidized food grains from any ePoS enabled Fair Price Shop (FPS) of their choice anywhere in the country.
  • They can use their existing/same ration card after Aadhaar authentication on ePoS device.
One Nation One Card Scheme


  • So far, the facility has been enabled in 17 states- Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab, Telangana, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh.
  • Department of Food and Public Distribution is making constant efforts to expand the reach of national portability to the beneficiaries of other states/UTs also in cooperation with respective state/UT government.
  • To integrate the states with the national cluster requires preparatory activities like-
    • Upgradation of ePoS software
    • Integration with central IM-PDS
    • Integration with Annavitran portals
    • Availability of ration cards/beneficiaries data in Central repository
    • Requisite testing of national portability transactions
  • By august 2020, three more states will be added to the national cluster. These are
    • Uttarakhand
    • Nagaland
    • Manipur
  • By March 31,2020 all states will be added to the One Nation One Ration Card scheme and the scheme will be operational all over India.

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