One Nation One Ration Card Yojana ONORC एक देश एक राशन कार्ड योजना Benefits, Features

One Nation One Ration Card Yojana scheme launched by PM Modi on 30th June 2020, PM Modi on ‘man ki Baat’ about the implementation of ONORC scheme under which 80 Cr family will be given ration. ‘One nation one ration card’ and PDS system in this country are of great significance as it helps millions of citizens to get their food supplies as per the National Food Security Act (NFSA). To make the PDS system more flexible and accessible for all the beneficiaries, the Government introduced ‘One Nation One Ration’ Yojana’, and by March 2021, this scheme will be implemented in the entire nation for all the beneficiaries.

Update: In a press conference FM Nirmala Sitharaman said that under “One Nation One Ration Card” 28 states and UT’s of the nation have been brought up under the national portability which will benefit around 68.8 crore beneficiary of the nation.


एक देश एक राशन कार्ड योजना: भारत सरकार ने 2020 में “वन नेशन वन राशन कार्ड” योजना शुरू की और यह 1 जून 2020 से सभी राज्यों और केंद्रशासित प्रदेशों में लागू गयी। वर्तमान में २४ राज्यों और केंद्रशासित प्रदेशों में इस योजना को लागू किया है और जल्द ही जो UTs बचे हैं वे भी इसे लागु कर देंगे। केंद्रीय उपभोक्ता मामले, खाद्य और सार्वजनिक वितरण मंत्री राम विलास पासवान ने ट्वीट किया था कि यह योजना मार्च 2021 तक सभी लाभार्थियों को लाभ प्रदान करेगी। इस योजना के तहत, राशन कार्ड धारक एक ही राशन कार्ड का उपयोग करके देश भर में किसी भी एफपीएस दुकान से अपने हिस्से का राशन के प्राप्त कर सकते हैं।

Note: From 30th Nov Andaman and Nicobar have also commenced the ‘One nation one ration’ Card scheme.

One Nation One Ration Card Yojana  

Ram Vilas Paswan, the current Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution announced “One Nation One Ration Card” program in January 2020. This scheme has been launched with an aim to provide subsidized ration supplies to all the ration card beneficiaries through the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) on the basis of the same ration card irrespective of their current dwelling place.


This scheme is mainly beneficial for the migrants who travel from one place to another in search of employment or livelihood. After the implementation of this scheme, beneficiaries can avail the benefits across the nation using the same ration card.


एक राष्ट्र-एक राशनकार्ड योजना

As per the present PDS system, an individual in a particular state can only buy the food grains or civil supplies only from the Fair price shop in his/her locality. But after the implementation of One Nation One Ration card system in the country, people will be able to buy ration from any of the FPS across the country.

The government has recently announced that there will be 100% coverage under this scheme by March 2021. Currently, the scheme is in operation in only 17 states/UT as a pilot program for checking the portability of this scheme but from June 1st it will came into effect in the entire country.


One Nation One Ration Card Scheme- An Overview

ArticleRation card
Name of the program/schemeOne Nation One Ration Card (ONORC)
Year 2020
Total states/UT implementing the schemes currently  17
Purpose Nation-wise portability of ration card holders
Announced ByRam Vilas Paswan
Date of inauguration August 2019
ONORC Country-wide implementation from 1st June 2020
To be implemented throughout the country byMarch 2021
 NFSA portal 
One Nation One Ration Card Yojana

Features of ONORC

Have a look at the important feature of ONORC Scheme-

  • ONORC is a Central Government initiative launched the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in the month of January 2020.
  • It was inaugurated by Ram Vilas Paswan to check portability in two groups of states i.e. Gujarat & Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh & Telangana and currently it has been adopted by 17 states.
  • It will be implemented in the whole country from 1st June 2020.
  • It is aimed to provide food security benefits at affordable prices to the beneficiaries without any difficulty as per NFSA and to bring country-wise portability of the people having ration cards.
  • This scheme will allow ration card holders to avail ration supplies at subsidized rates from any FPS shop in any part of the country.
  • The One Nation One Ration Card IMPDS online portal that helps to collect all the data of PDS systems across the nation at a single platform.
  • As per a recent tweet from the government, Migrants will be able to buy ration from any PDS of the country by March 2021. The government also says that 67 crores of people from 23 states having 83% PDS population will be covered under this scheme by August 2020 and by March 2021, 100% coverage will be achieved.
  • To implement this scheme, POS (point of sale) mechanism will be installed at every FPS shops so that data can be easily collected by the IMPDS portal.

Significance of One Nation One Ration Card

The main objective of this scheme is to provide nation-wide portability to ration card beneficiaries. Apart from this there are various other benefits of this Central Government scheme. Have quick look at all the major benefits of ONORC scheme given as under-

  • Intra-state and inter-state portability of ration cards- The first and most important significance of this scheme is the interoperability of RC, which means beneficiaries can use their card to get their entitlement from any FPS shop whether it is in the same state or in other state using the same ration card. Before the introduction of this scheme, ration card of one state was not valid in other state or any FPS shop other than the local FPS shop where the ration card holder is registered.
  • This scheme provide migrants universal access to ration shops (PDS) across the country.
  • Technology will play a big role in the implementation of this scheme across the country. On the basis of Electronic Point of Sales devices that will be installed at every FPS, data will be collected and reflected on IMPDS. The technology initiated scheme will help in identifying the genuine beneficiary on the basis of bio-metrics.
  • It also provides ration card beneficiaries a choice to select their ration dealer. In case they are not satisfied with their existing FPS dealer they can switch to another dealer without any problem. एक देश एक राशन कार्ड योजना
  • It will also help government to achieve its target to eliminate hunger and provide food to every individual of the country.

States/ UTs where Scheme is in operation currently

Currently there are total 17 States and Union Territories where this scheme is currently in force. The other states will implement the scheme from 1st June. Check which states have already implemented the scheme-

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Bihar
  3. Daman & Dui (UT)
  4. Goa
  5. Gujarat
  6. Haryana
  7. Himachal Pradesh
  8. Jharkhand
  9. Karnataka
  10. Kerala
  11. Maharashtra
  12. Madhya Pradesh
  13. Punjab
  14. Rajasthan
  15. Telangana
  16. Tripura
  17. Uttar Pradesh


However, there are 17 states which are following One Nation One Ration card sheme and remaining states are also going to implement it, the number of transactions as per the date available in the IMPDS portal (w.r.t inter-state portability) is low. But when we talk about intra-state it is quite high. So, with this we can conclude that this scheme is quit beneficiary for the migrants and other ration card holders and to make it more successful, the central government have to work effectively in association with the state government.


When was One Nation One Ration Card scheme inaugrated?

It was official inaugurated in August 2019 and was implemented in 12 states in January 2020.

How many states are there, where ONORC scheme has been implemented?

At present there are seventeen states and soon 3 more states will also be on board.

I have Bihar Ration card but currently I am in Madhya Pradesh, can I use my ration card to purchase food grains here?

Yes, it this scheme is being implemented in Madhya Pradesh, therefore, you can use your Bihar ration card in MP.

What is IMPDS?

IMPDS i.e. Integrated Management of Public Distribution System is basically an online portal that holds all the PDS details of all the states where एक देश एक राशन कार्ड योजना ONORS has been implemented.

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22 thoughts on “One Nation One Ration Card Yojana ONORC एक देश एक राशन कार्ड योजना Benefits, Features”

  1. I m from paithan tehsil of Maharashtra
    My ration card book is filled with remarks about monthly details ration received
    Now fair price shopper aske me to renew my ration card (duplicate copy of it)
    Is it mandatory to get new ration book copy if biometric is there .all details of ration is online on website for every individual then why I m needed to bring new ration book and to spend 1200 rs for the same .

  2. महोदय,

    सविनय निवेदन इस प्रकार हैं कि मै भुवन जोशी पुत्र स्वर्गीय श्री लक्ष्मी दत्त जोशी ग्राम गागर पोस्ट आफिस गागर का स्थायी निवासी रोजगार के लिए अपने परिवार के साथ दिल्ली में रहता था और दिल्ली का राशन कार्ड महिला मुखिया 2014 में मेरी पत्नी भुवनेश्वरी के नाम से बना हैं जिसका राशन कार्ड नम्बर हैं 77004299178,
    मै एक छोटा सा होटल रेस्तरां का प्रायवेट कर्मचारी था पर मार्च महिने से कोरोना महामारी के कारण लाँकडाउन की वजह से बेरोजगारी के कारणवश में प्रवासी होने के नाते जून महीने में पूरे परिवार के साथ 14 दिन के सरकारी कोरनटायन रहने के बाद अपने गाँव जो कि उत्तराखंड राज्य के चंपावत जिला ग्राम गागर पोस्ट आफिस गागर में रह रहे हैं मेने जून महिने तक का राशन दिल्ली में ले लिया था और अब वन नेशन वन राशन कार्ड 1जून से उत्तराखंड सहित देश के 24 राज्यों मे लागू होने के साथ। मुझे अपने गाँव गागर जिला चम्पावत (उत्तराखंड) में उत्तराखंड के स्थायी निवासी और एक बेरोजगार लौटे प्रवासी के रूप में राशन मिलना चाहिए था, लेकिन जब मैंने अपने गाँव में सरकारी राशन विक्रेता से बात की, तो उन्होंने इस बात से साफ इनकार कर दिया कि हमारे पास ऐसा कोई आदेश नहीं है।और यह अभी यहां होंगा भी नहीं क्योंकि हमारे पास जितने राशन कार्ड हैं, उतना ही राशन आता है , हालांकि उनके पास बायोमेट्रिक मशीन भी हैं। क्या यह वन नेशन वन राशन कार्ड का सच है? क्या मुझे राशन कार्ड होने के बावजूद राशन से वंचित रहना पड़ेगा महोदय इस पत्र पर विचार करें मेरी सहायता करने की कृपा करें और उचित संज्ञान ले। बेरोजगार लौटा प्रवासी भुवन जोशी

    • Im from maharashtra, currently m in Mumbai but my ration card was from different district of maharashtra.. M i able to receive ration from PDS (mumbai).. And if yes then they says its not working here please help me.
      Thank you

    • Yes yadav kindly check the nic website and call delhi helpline of food and civil supplies minimum aadhar income certificate gas or energy bill required for uploading on line

  3. Sir meri family Mai sirf Mai hi job karta tha (tourist driving).Jo ki 4 month se ab nhi hai 4 month Se room ka rent nhi diya h meri family Mai 5 log hai or ab Ghar ka rashan bhi khatam Ho gya hai sir please hamari help Kare.(state-up)

  4. Sr mera name Mehboob Khan he main bihar she hu delhi madhuri kar ta hu muje bihar ration card he delhi me ration milga ya nhi sr

  5. Mai laxman Kumar bharti gramm harigwan post pandri tahasil wadrafnagar dist balrampur ka niwasi hoo jo ki mai dusre jile me jaker majduri ka kam karta hoo aur apna parwarik jeevan chalata hoo mujhe sarkar ka one natio one ration card ka labh pradan kare

  6. As I am not holding any ration card from any I am residing in
    Delhi how can I apply for ration card
    Please advice


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