The facility will be implemented in all states in the country by June 2020, minister had said.
Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said that the ''one nation, one ration card'' facility has been started in 12 states in the country on the first day of the new year.
"Today from January 1, 2020, the ''One Nation, One Ration card'' facility has been started in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Haryana, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Jharkhand and Tripura," Mr Paswan tweeted in Hindi.
Under this facility, the beneficiaries of the public distribution of these states can get their share of rations in any of the 12 states in which they are residing.
The facility will be implemented in all states in the country by June 2020.
Earlier on December 3, Mr Paswan had announced that the ''One Nation, One Ration card'' system will be ''implemented without fail in the entire country'' by June 30, 2020.