“The target is to launch the ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ scheme within a year. Once the point-of-sale machines are made available at all the public distribution system (PDS) shops across the country, the scheme will be launched, which will help people, especially migrant workers, avail the benefits.”
These were the words by former Union food and public distribution minister, the late Ram Vilas Paswan, when the Global Hunger Index (GHI), 2019 report was released. India ranked 102 among 117 countries.
The GHI 2020 report has placed India 94th position among 107 countries, much behind Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal. The situation is grim and the country is battling widespread hunger.