The Ministry of Finance (MoF) had announced that Seventeen states have successfully operationalized "One Nation One Ration Card system". Uttarakhand is the latest State to join the reform. Other states are Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan,TamilNadu, Telangana,Tripura and Uttar Pradesh
One Nation One Ration Card System is a citizen-centric reform which ensures that the ration are available to beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act and other welfare schemes.
The reform will benefit the population that includes migratory workers mostly labourers, daily wagers, urban poor like rag pickers, street dwellers, temporary workers in organised and unorganised sectors, domestic workers etc, who need to move from place to place in search of basic livelihood. Under this reform they will procure food grains from any electronic point of sale enabled fair Price Shops of their choice anywhere in the country.
The reform will also help in better targeting of beneficiaries, elimination of duplicate ineligible cardholders etc.
States which has adopted One Nation One Ration Card system reform are eligible for additional borrowing of 0.25 per cent of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP). These States have been granted additional borrowing permission of ₹37,600 crore by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.