Ladakh, Lakshadweep joins ‘One Nation-One Ration Card’ scheme

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.

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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.

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