The central government has asked all the states and union territories to make ration cards for the economically weaker sections and include them in the National Food Security Act (NFSA).
The central government has taken the initiative to issue ration cards to the most vulnerable and economically disadvantaged sections of the society on priority basis. In fact, the central government has asked all the states and union territories to make ration cards of people from economically weaker sections and include them in the National Food Security Act (NFSA). After this, the process of making ration cards will be expedited in all the states.
Let us inform that in the midst of the havoc of Corona 19, it has become necessary under the NSA to identify the most vulnerable and economically weaker sections of people and bring them under the purview of this Act. Still many people are not able to take advantage of free ration. In this campaign, rations of many people will be made and if you do not have a ration card, then you can get a ration card made through online medium.
What is the new initiative?
There is scope to connect 1.97 crore people across states and union territories under NFSA. Under this, a total of 14 states have completed their 100 percent quota. Homeless people, rag pickers, hawkers, rickshaw pullers and others are among those whose ration card is being initiated. It is the responsibility of the states and union territories to identify and provide ration cards to eligible persons/households under NFSA.
How to get your ration card made?
Even if you do not have a ration card, you can get it made online. A special website has been created by every state to make ration card online. You can apply online for this by visiting the website of the state you are a resident of. The name of the child below the age of 18 years is included in the ration card of the parents. But those above 18 years can apply for a separate ration card for themselves.
For example, suppose you are a resident of Uttar Pradesh, then you can download the form by clicking on https://fcs.up.gov.in/FoodPortal.aspx. If you are a resident of Bihar then you can apply by clicking on hindiyojana.in/apply-ration-card-bihar/. You can give your Aadhar Card, Voter ID, Passport, Health Card, Driving License as ID proof for online application. Apart from this, any I card, health card issued by the government can also be given.
how much is its fee
The fee for making a ration card ranges from Rs 5 to Rs 45. After filling the application, deposit the fee and after that pay the fee and submit your application. After the field verification, if your application is found correct, then your ration card will be generated.
Explain that under the NFSA, the government provides five kg of wheat and rice to every cardholder every month at a very low cost of two to three rupees. About 80 crore people come under this law passed in the year 2013.