UP Government launches 'Family ID' portal
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The UP government has launched an online portal, "Family ID - One Family One Identity" to make access to government schemes easier for the families of the state.
An overview of the news
Its objective is to provide free or subsidised ration to those families who do not have ration cards and are not eligible for the National Food Security Scheme.
Through the portal, families can create their ID and can avail the benefits of the schemes.
For those who already have an ID, the family ID will be the same as the ration card ID.
For others, ID will be generated through the portal and all the families will get a unique identity.
It will create a comprehensive database of households in Uttar Pradesh.
This ID will also be useful for other purposes. For example, a family member can use the ID to determine caste and apply for the same for a birth certificate.
The National Food Security Scheme, which provides free or subsidised ration to people living in Uttar Pradesh, can also be availed through the portal.
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