The total number of portability of the National Food Security Act 2013 (NFSA) in Meghalaya from August 2019 to November 30 is 141.
This includes 38 intra-state portability transactions and 103 inter-state portability transactions.
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 and union territories (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 food-grain 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 organised and unorganised sectors, domestic workers, etc.
So far, a total of 93.31 crore portability transactions are recorded under ONORC in the country.