'One Nation, One Ration Card' scheme June 1

Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said that the 'One Nation, One Ration Card' scheme will be implemented by June 1 across the country.

Paswan announced that the scheme has already been launched in 16 states, including Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana, Tripura, Gujarat and Jharkhand. He, however, added that the scheme is still to be launched in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

According to Paswan, 'One Nation, One Ration Card' scheme will provide benefits to labourers and poor across the country. He added that 81 crore people will benefit from this scheme because they will receive wheat at Rs 2 per kg and rice at Rs 3 per kg.