Chandigarh, July 30- Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that Haryana will not lag behind in starting a movable ration-depot if the need arises in the future. The ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme is a historic step towards bringing about a big change in the public distribution system.
In a programme organized to bring awareness to the people about the ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme, the Deputy Chief Minister also distributed ration to some migrants in Gurugram today. He said that this scheme will have three significant benefits for the poor people who get ration from the depot through ration card. One, the ration cardholder will be able to take his or her share of ration from the ration depot wherever the ration is available. Secondly, the ration cardholder of any state can now get his share of the ration prescribed for him in any other state as well. Third; the ration cardholder can get the ration of his share from the depot of his choice by assessing the quality and measurement.
Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that the problems faced while providing ration to migrant workers during the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic led to the idea of planning ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme. He said that the Central Government has prepared this scheme very effectively in a very short time and it is a matter of joy that Haryana was one of the leading states in the country expressing its desire to implement this scheme. He said that with the implementation of this scheme, people coming from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa and other states for work in Haryana will be able to get ration in Haryana through the ration cards issued in their respective home states. Under this scheme, a provision has also been made that if two members of a family of five members reside in their native state and three members have come to Haryana, then they can get the share ration of three members in Haryana and the rest two members of the family can get their ration in their native state.
He said that the facility of keeping a digital record by attaching POS Machine with e-Weighing machine has also been started in Haryana. With this, the ration distribution is being digitally monitored.
Director, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department, Mr. Chander Shekhar Khare said that this scheme will curb fake ration cards and ration depot holders will give good quality ration in full quantity. Mr. Khare informed that this scheme has started in 20 states of the country and will be implemented in the entire country by March 2021.
On this occasion, Minister of State for Labour & Employment, Mr. Anoop Dhanak, Commissioner, Gurugram Division, Mr. Ashok Sangwan including other senior officers were also present.