India’s government has created a new app, ‘Mera Ration.’ It is designed to help facilitate the implementation of the “One Nation-One Ration Card” system. This new app for ration card holders will be able to move to different places in order help them earn a living. The Android platform currently supports the app.
It is important to note that the One Nation One Ration Card system benefits about 69 million beneficiaries of the National Food Security Act (NFSA). The government offers a subsidised high-quality foodgrain at Rs 1-3/kg to over 81 million people via the public distribution system. ONORC, or One Nation One Ration Card (ration card portability), is also offered by the government in 32 US states and territories. The new mobile app ‘Mera Ration’has been released.
What’s the Mera Ration App?
To help ONORC-related benefits to ration holders, the new Mera Ration app has been introduced. This app will allow beneficiaries to locate the closest fair price shop, check their entitlement details and view recent transactions. The National Informatics Centre has developed the app in English and Hindi. Based on the locations where most migrants move, the government will make available this app in 14 languages.
Mera Ration App: What to do?
Users will need to verify whether or not their ration cards are active via the website of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department in the state where they live. To take advantage of Mera Ration’s new mobile app, they must first check their status. Once they have verified their status, users can then follow the simple steps below: First, go to Google Play Store. Next, type Mera Ration into the search bar.
-Download Mera Ration app (CENTRAL AEPDS TEAMS)
Once the app is downloaded, you can open it on your smartphone and register your ration cards
Register by clicking on the Registration button and entering your number from your ration card.
After entering your ration card number, press the Submit button
Click on “Know your entitlement” to check your eligibility. You will need to enter either your Aadhaar or ration card numbers in order to do this.
You can also check ONORC eligibility through the app. The app allows you to check your eligibility by choosing the Eligibility Criteria, and then filling out the required information.
Mera Ration app: Features, benefits
The system will allocate eligible foodgrains automatically after you register. The NFSA beneficiaries can check the foodgrains they are entitled to, their last six months transactions and Aadhaar Seeding status. Transparency will be provided by the app. Beneficiaries won’t have to ask FPS dealers how much they would receive, but can check the amount of their subsidy entitlements directly through the app.
Sudhanshu Pandey Secretary of Department of Food & Public Distribution stated that the new app aims “to facilitate ONORC services among beneficiaries of NFSA, especially migrant beneficiaries or fair price shop(FPS), or ration shops dealers and other stakeholders.”