Have you ever heard of the ONORC scheme? It’s a special plan started by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in India.
When Did the ONORC Scheme Begin?
The ONORC scheme began in 2019. It was first tested in four states. Then, on January 1, 2020, it was introduced in 12 more states. Over time, the government told us that around 86% of the people who should get help with food now have access to this scheme.
Helping People Who Move for Work
One important thing about the ONORC scheme is that it assists folks who go to different places to work. We call them migrant workers. Think about it like this: What if you could only buy your food from one store in your hometown, and you couldn’t get food in other places where you work? That would be really hard. But with ONORC, it’s not like that. People who have this plan can visit any special store, known as a Fair Price Shop, anywhere in the country. They can use a special card to get their food. This way, they can have food where they work and also make sure their family back home gets their share.
What’s the Latest News?
The most recent news about ONORC is that it’s now available in all parts of India. The last state to join was Assam. This is a big deal because it means that everyone in India, in every state and union territory, can use ONORC to get help with food. This is a huge step in making sure that no one in our country goes hungry.
The Good Impact
ONORC has made a big difference in the lives of many Indians. People have been able to buy subsidized food worth a massive Rs 40,000 crore using this scheme. Since it started, there have been 710 million transactions where people used ONORC, with 436 million under NFSA and 278 million under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyana Anna (PMGKAY) scheme. That’s a lot of people getting help with food!
Why ONORC Matters
ONORC is very important, especially for those who get help with food under NFSA. You don’t have to be stuck in one place to get your food. This is a big deal for people who travel for work or live in different parts of the country. ONORC helps them get food easily.
The One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) scheme is a great initiative started by the the government. Government is working to make sure no one in India goes hungry. It’s now available all over the country, and it’s helping millions of people. With ONORC, getting food is easier, no matter where you are. It’s a big step toward making sure that everyone has enough to eat in our diverse and vast nation. Now that you understand the advantages of having a ration card, why wait? Go ahead and apply for one!