The Union Territories(UTs) Ladakh & Lakshadweep have been included in the ‘One Nation-One Ration Card’ scheme on ‘Integrated Management of Public Distribution System’(IM-PDS). After the integration of these two UTs, a total of 26 States /UTs Connected with the Scheme and will benefit about 65 crore people.
Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan has recently approved the integration of Ladakh and Lakshadweep with the scheme in a review meeting chaired by him. Ladakh and Lakshadweep have completed the trial and testing of national portability transactions with other states/UTs in the national cluster. The remaining states will be integrated into the scheme by March 2021.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Lieutenant Governor: Radha Krishna Mathur.
- Ladakh Capital: Leh & Kargil.
- Lakshadweep Capital: Kavaratti.
- Lakshadweep Administrator: Dineshwar Sharma.