Tamil Nadu 11th state to implement 'One Nation One Ration Card' reform

 New Delhi, Jan 15: As numerous as 11 states have actualized the ''One Nation One Ration Card'' change up until this point, following which the focal government has permitted them to raise an extra Rs 30,709 crore, an authority proclamation said. 

Tamil Nadu has become the eleventh state in the nation to effectively attempt the Public Distribution System (PDS) changes specified by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, it said. 

In this way, the state has gotten qualified to activate extra monetary assets of Rs 4,813 crore through open market borrowings and consent for the equivalent was given by the Department of Expenditure, it added. 

Different states which have effectively finished the changes are Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh. 

Uttar Pradesh is the greatest recipient with an extra acquiring window of Rs 4,851 crore, trailed by Karnataka Rs 4,509 crore and Gujarat Rs 4,352 crore. 

The Department of Food and Public Distribution in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution is the nodal division to affirm that a state has met the conditions specified for this change, the money service articulation said. 

Taking into account the asset prerequisite to address the difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the public authority had in May upgraded the getting furthest reaches of the states by 2 percent of their gross state homegrown item (GSDP). 

This has empowered the states to assemble extra monetary assets to battle the pandemic and keep up the norms of administration conveyance to the general population. 

In any case, to guarantee long haul obligation maintainability and forestall any antagonistic effect on future, a piece of the extra getting was connected to the states completing changes in the areas basic for administration conveyance to the residents. 

One of the areas recognized for changes was the Public Distribution System, it stated, adding, out of the extra acquiring cutoff of 2 percent of GSDP, 0.25 percent is connected to usage of the ''One Nation One Ration Card'' framework. 

This was meant to guarantee that the recipients under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and other government assistance plans, particularly the transient specialists and their families, get proportion from any Fair Price Shop (FPS) the nation over. 

Different points of the expected change were to all the more likely objective recipients, disposal of fake/copy/ineligible proportion cards and accordingly improve government assistance and diminish spillage, it said. 

For this, the change conditions specified Aadhaar cultivating of all proportion cards, biometric verification of recipients and computerization of the multitude of Fair Price Shops in the state. 

Up until now, 11 states have executed the One Nation One Ration Card framework, eight states have embraced simplicity of working together changes, and four states have done nearby body changes. 

All out extra acquiring authorization gave so far to the states who have done the previously mentioned changes remains at Rs 61,339 crore, it said.

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