Odisha CM Launches One Nation, One Ration Card’ Scheme In Odisha

by Dikhyaa Mohanty

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the ‘One Nation, One Ration’ programme in the state to strengthen the food security scheme which intends to ensure nationwide portability of benefits under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).

According to the reports, residents of other states working in Odisha will be able to buy items at ration shops in the coastal state and ration cardholders of the state who are outside Odisha will be able to purchase essential commodities at public distribution shops there.

The report further states that in Odisha this facility will be available at 10,578 fair price shops, Patnaik said while launching the programme through video conferencing. CM Patnaik said that everyone has the right to live with dignity and the main effort is to achieve the purpose for the poor section will be continued.

Further Odisha CM also launched a pilot project in Malkangiri district to provide fortified rice to people. The state government has been providing rice at Rs 2 per kg since 2008 and Re 1 per kg since 2013.


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