Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday launched ‘one nation, one ration card in the state by handing over the essential items to three card holders at the state secretariat.
According to the government, essential items are supplied to all the families holding electronic cards in the state from 2017 onwards.
The card holders can buy their allotment of essentials from any ration shop in the state.
Under the central government's Integrated Management Public Distribution System, ration card holders who move from one state to another can buy their allotment anywhere in the country.
Tamil Nadu government is implementing the ‘one nation, one ration card' scheme from Thursday onwards in 32 districts and from October 16 Thoothukudi, Madurai, Thanjavur, Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram and Thiruvannamalai districts will be brought under the scheme.
According to Tamil Nadu government, those who come to the state and those who got out can get their essentials after Biometric Authentication.