Smart card ration scheme

CM Captain launches 'Smart card ration scheme' in Punjab to cover 1.41 crore NFSA beneficiaries

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday launched the Smart Ration Card scheme to cover 1.41 crore beneficiaries across the state. 

This scheme is implemented in 26 states including Punjab as to provide subsidized rations to the 9 lakh beneficiaries not covered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). 

With this, the total number of beneficiaries in the state will go up to 1.50 crore, the Chief Minister announced, while rolling out the Smart Card Scheme under which 37.5 lakh cards will be distributed to the eligible beneficiaries this month.

Launching the Smart Ration Card scheme virtually, with connection to 100 places across the state, the Chief Minister said the scheme would help curb corruption and give freedom to the beneficiaries to buy from any depot.