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Over 93.31 crore portability transactions recorded under One Nation One Ration Card

 New Delhi. : The Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ms. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today informed that One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) plan, for nation-wide portability of the National Food Security Act 2013 (NFSA) benefits, is presently enabled in all the 36 States/UTs (across the nation), covering entire NFSA population (around 80 Crore NFSA beneficiaries) in the country. Under the plan, the NFSA beneficiaries have been empowered with the choice to lift their entitled foodgrain from any Fair Price Shop (FPS) of their choice, anywhere in the country, by using their existing ration card with biometric authentication on an electronic Point of Sale (ePoS) device.

ONORC plan is particularly beneficial for those NFSA beneficiaries who frequently change their place of dwelling in search of temporary employment or for other reasons and miss out their food security benefits due to migration – such as numerous workers/labourers, daily-wagers, urban poor like rag-pickers, street-dwellers, temporary workers in both organized and un-organized sectors, domestic workers, etc. So far, a total of 93.31 crore portability transactions are recorded under ONORC. State-wise list of ONORC portability transactions is under.

States/UT-wise inter and intra State portability transactions

During the August 2019 to 30th November 2022

S. No. States Total Intra State Portability Transactions Total Inter-State Portability Transactions Total Portability Transactions
1 A&N ISLANDS 32,786 367 33,153
2 ANDHRA PRADESH 114,137,592 3,697 114,141,289
3 ARUNACHAL PRADESH 1,218 242 1,460
4 ASSAM 980,145 49 980,194
5 BIHAR 292,175,640 41,704 292,217,344
6 CHANDIGARH 318 318
7 CHHATTISGARH 1,952,910 1,667 1,954,577
8 DELHI 17,166,126 4,127,019 21,293,145
9 GOA 29,934 13,573 43,507
10 GUJARAT 3,353,578 227,118 3,580,696
11 HARYANA 45,763,133 709,937 46,473,070
12 HIMACHAL PRADESH 1,054 74,042 75,096
13 JAMMU AND KASHMIR 1,202,509 43,380 1,245,889
14 JHARKHAND 2,677,225 19,845 2,697,070
15 KARNATAKA 55,626,509 28,891 55,655,400
16 KERALA 51,510,248 28,281 51,538,529
17 LADAKH 315 315
18 LAKSHADWEEP 9,575 54 9,629
19 MADHYA PRADESH 29,874,926 33,052 29,907,978
20 MAHARASHTRA 46,515,895 284,724 46,800,619
21 MANIPUR 1,505 20 1,525
22 MEGHALAYA 38 103 141
23 MIZORAM 5,306 4 5,310
24 NAGALAND 28,898 410 29,308
25 ODISHA 83,501 1,164 84,665
26 PUDUCHERRY 236 236
27 PUNJAB 8,546,426 17,210 8,563,636
28 RAJASTHAN 103,058,412 59,954 103,118,366
29 SIKKIM 11,559 932 12,491
30 TAMIL NADU 5,715,430 11,736 5,727,166
31 TELANGANA 79,832,263 13,427 79,845,690
32 DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI AND DAMAN AND DIU 254,178 108,464 362,642
33 TRIPURA 1,092,684 11,295 1,103,979
34 UTTAR PRADESH 61,444,491 41,484 61,485,975
35 UTTARAKHAND 57,384 57,384
36 WEST BENGAL 4,052,508 1,766 4,054,274
Total 927,138,202 5,963,864 933,102,066