Supreme Court directs all states, UTs to implement ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme

The Supreme Court Tuesday directed states and Union Territories to implement the ‘one nation, one ration card’ scheme till July 31.

The apex court ordered the Centre to provide dry ration for free distribution among migrant workers till the COVID pandemic continues.

It also directed the states, UTs to run community kitchens for migrant workers till the situation eases.

The Supreme Court bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice MR Shah subjected the directions to the central government on Tuesday for the welfare of unorganised sector workers who were badly affected by the second wave of the pandemic.

The bench also ordered the Centre to build up a portal with the help of the National Informatics Centre (NIC) for registration of unorganised sector workers for granting them the benefits of welfare schemes by July 31.