Naveen Rolls Out ‘One Nation One Ration’ Scheme In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to further strengthen and extend the Food Security System across Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched ‘One Nation, One Ration’ programme in all the districts of the State.
 On the occasion, the Chief Minister said that now people from outside the State can get their ration in Odisha, and people of Odisha residing in other States can get their ration as per their choice with this drive. Beneficiaries will get this provision through 10,578 Fair Price Shops, he added.
 The  Chief Minister also launched a pilot project in Malkangiri district to provide fortified rice to people. Saying that food security is a major welfare scheme of the State Government through which 3.5 Crore people and 93 Lakh families are availing the benefit, Naveen reiterated his commitment that “not a poor man will be deprived of food security”.
 Chief Minister said that the Covid pandemic has impacted heavily on the livelihood of people, especially the poor. Hence, the State Government has given an assistance of Rs. 2000 Crore for the livelihood of farmers, women, and labourers for which development in the social-economic scenario has been brought in, he added.
 Minister, Food Supply and Consumer Welfare Ranendra Pratap Swain, Minister, Forest, Environment and Climate Change Bikram Keshari Arukha, Hon’ble Minister, Science and Technology, Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister, Sports and Youth Services, Electronics and IT Tusharkanti Behera, MLA, Chitrakonda Purna Chandra Baka, MLA, Berhampur, Bikram Kumar Panda, MLA, Bhubaneswar (Central) Ananta Narayan Jena, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, Development Commissioner, P. K. Jena, Addl. Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare P. K. Mohapatra, Agriculture Production Commissioner R.K. Sharma, Principal Secretary, Food Supply and Consumer Welfare V. V. Yadav along with Principal Secretaries and Secretaries of various Departments were present while Secretary to Hon’ble Chief Minister (5-T) V. K. Pandian coordinated the programme.

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