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. With the help of this scheme, the beneficiaries are able to lift their entitled foodgrain from any ePOS enabled FPS. Once the scheme implemented by all states and UTs then it will benefit approx 80 Cr beneficiaries. ‘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: FM Nirmala Sitharaman said that the One nation One ration card” scheme has been implemented by 32 States and UTs which will benefit around 69 crore beneficiaries across the nation and as per the data released by the NFSA it was almost 86% of the NFSA population across the country.

One Nation One Ration Card Scheme

एक देश एक राशन कार्ड योजना: भारत सरकार ने 2020 में “वन नेशन वन राशन कार्ड” योजना शुरू की और लागु करने के बाद से लेकर अब तक इस योजना को देश के 32 राज्य और केंद्रशासित प्रदेशों ने इस योजना को अपने प्रदेश में लागु कर दिया है। वित्त मंत्री निर्मला सीतारमण ने बजट पेश करते हुए One Nation One Ration Card की बारे में बताया की अभी तक 69 करोड़ से ज्यादा लाभार्थी इस योजना के अंतर्गत आ चुके है और अब वह अपनी मर्जी से देश के किसी भी e-Pos इनेबल्ड फेयर प्राइस शॉप से अपने हिस्से का राशन खरीद सकते है। साथ ही उन्होंने यह भी कहा की बाकी बचे हुए राज्य और केंद्रशासित प्रदेश भी जल्द ही इस योजना को लागु कर देंगे

इस योजना के लागु होने केतहत सभी लाभार्थियो के राशन कार्ड को डिजिटल कर दिया जाएगा जिससे की वह देश के किसी भी जगह से अपना राशन ले सकेकेंद्रीय 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 के राशन को प्राप्त कर सकते हैं।

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 buy the food grains or civil supplies from the Fair price shop in his/her locality but after the implementation of One Nation One Ration Card system in the country, people now lift ration entitle to them anywhere from 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 32 states/UTs as a pilot program for checking the portability of this scheme but from June 1st it will come into effect in the entire country.

How ONORC Scheme works?

With the help of this One Nation One ration card scheme the people of India who holds the ration card can buy ration which is entitled to them from any PDS shop of the nation which is E-PoS Enabled. It was similar to your mobile number like you do not need to change your number if you move to any part of the country.

Benefits of One Nation One Ration Card Yojana

  • After the nationwide inclusion of the scheme the duplicate and forge ration card will be easily wiped out.
  • It enables people to purchase ration from any store across the nation.
  • The main benefits of the scheme will be avail by the labor who are migrated to other places in search of better wages or employment.

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  32
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 by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in the month of January 2020.
  • Ram Vilas Paswan inaugurated it to check portability in two groups of states, i.e., Gujarat & Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, and now slowly-slowly 32 states have adopted the scheme.
  • It will be implemented in the whole country from 1st June 2020.
  • The Main of the scheme is to provide food security benefits at affordable prices to the beneficiaries without any difficulty.
  • This scheme will allow ration card holders to avail ration supplies at subsidized rates from any FPS shop which was e-Pos enabled from any part of the country.
  • The One Nation One Ration Card IMPDS online portal will help to collect all the data of PDS systems across the nation on 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 69 crores people of 32 states having 86% PDS population has been covered under this scheme by Jan 2021 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.
  • Under this ‘one nation one ration card’ scheme the ration card of the beneficiary will be digitalized in order to get the benefit of the scheme without any problem.

Significance of One Nation One Ration Card

The main objective of this scheme is to provide nation-wide portability of ration cards to the beneficiaries. Apart from this there are various other benefits of this Central Government scheme. Have a 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 32 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-

State/UTsNFSA Beneficiary covered (by Dec 2020) in crore
Andaman and Nicobar Islands0.01
Andhra Pradesh2.68
Arunachal Pradesh0.08
Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu0.03
Himachal Pradesh0.27
Jammu and Kashmir0.70
Madhya Pradesh5.46
Tamil Nadu3.66
Uttar Pradesh14.66

Note: The data mentioned above was taken from the PIB Press release dated 2nd Feb 2021

ONORC Helpline Number

If you have any query related to the One Nation One ration card then it could be resolved by connecting to the helpline number at 14445 which is issued by the authority.


However, there are 32 states which are following the One Nation One Ration card scheme, and the remaining states will implement it soon, the number of transactions as per the data 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 quite beneficial for the migrants and other ration cardholders, and to make it more successful, the central government has to work effectively in association with the state government.


When was One Nation One Ration Card scheme inaugurated?

It was official inaugurated in August 2019 and was implemented in 32 states by the end of Dec 2020.

How many states and UTs till date implemented ONORC scheme in their respective states/UTs?

As per the data released by the Finance Minister till Dec 2020 32 states and UTs has implemented this ONORC scheme.

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

Yes, 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.

How many beneficiary are going to receive benefits of ONORC scheme?

Once the scheme has been implemented by all States and UTs around 80 crore beneficiaries will be able to receive the benefit of the scheme.

When will the authority distribute the new digital ration card under ONORC?

After the implementation of the scheme, the government will issue the digital ration card to all such beneficiaries but as of now the government has not issued any nod related to it but we can expect that it will be available soon.

Till when the government has planned to implement the one nation one ration card scheme across the nation?

As per the information released by the officials they have targeted to implement the scheme by the end of March 2021.

Hope, the information shared of One Nation One Ration Card was helpful to you. In case you have any issue regarding the same, you can contact us through the comment section below.

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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