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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