There is big news for the people who have taken the benefit of ration card. The Food and Public Distribution Department has decided to make changes in the rules of ration card. Let us inform that the department has made a big change in the standard set for the eligible people who give ration from government ration shops. The draft of the new standard is now almost ready. Several rounds of meetings have been held with the state governments regarding the talks related to this.
According to the Department of Food and Public Distribution, at present 80 crore people of the country are benefiting from the National Food Security Act. There are also many of these people who are financially well off. In view of this, the Ministry of Public Distribution has decided to make changes in the standards. The new standard will be made completely transparent to avoid any malpractices.
Giving information in this regard, the Food and Public Distribution Department said that for the last 6 months, the meeting is going on with the states regarding the change in standards. New standards are being prepared for the characters by incorporating the suggestions by the state. The standard will be filed soon. With the implementation of the standard soon, only eligible persons will get the benefit. This change is being made keeping in mind the needy beneficiaries.
On December 2020, the Department of Food and Public Distribution implemented One Nation One Card in 32 states. About 69 crore beneficiaries i.e. 86 percent of the population of the National Food Security Act are taking benefit from this scheme. Every month 1.5 crore people are getting benefitted by moving from one place to another.