New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday introduced common ration card ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ that can be utilized throughout the nation.
Asserting the 2nd tranche of Rs 20 lakh crore Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package deal on Thursday, the Finance Minister mentioned, “By March 2021, 100 % protection beneath ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ shall be finished”.
Sitharaman mentioned that expertise techniques shall be used enabling migrant employees to entry PDS from any honest value store in India by March 2021. The intra state portability has been launched in 20 states and it is part of PM Modi’s expertise pushed reforms.
Addressing a press convention on the Nationwide Media centre, the FM mentioned, in the present day’s tranche of package deal focuses on migrant employees, avenue distributors, small merchants, and small farmers.
Sitharaman introduced free foodgrains for an estimated eight crore migrant employees for subsequent two months at a price of Rs 3,500 crore.
She mentioned eight crore migrant employees who shouldn’t have both central or state PDS card, will get 5 kilogram of grains per particular person and 1 kilogram of chana dal for 2 months.
Additionally, PDS ration playing cards shall be made transportable, permitting migrant employees to make use of their ration playing cards throughout states, she mentioned including this might profit 67 crore beneficiaries or 83 per cent of PDS beneficiaries, in 23 states by August.
Beneath the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Bundle, Finance Minister Sitharaman introduced help for migrants and concrete poor. She mentioned the federal government has permitted states to utilise State Catastrophe Response Fund (SDRF) for establishing a shelter for migrants.
“Central authorities launched Rs 11002 crore of its contribution prematurely to all states on third April,” she mentioned whereas saying help for migrants and concrete poor over the last 2 months.