How do I download ration cards online?

A ration card, issued by the state government, is one of the important proofs of residential identity and individual identity. Ration cards provide identification and entitle the holder to a ration of food, fuel or other goods issued by the Government of India. They are mainly used when buying subsidized food (wheat, rice and sugar) and kerosene.

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There are two types of ration cards:

  • Blue/Yellow/Green/Red Food Cards: People falling below the poverty line are eligible for this type of card. These ration cards give you various subsidies for food, fuel and other goods.

  • White Ration Cards: Individuals falling under the upper poverty line category are eligible for such cards. White ration cards are used for identification.

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Download the ration card now

  • Visit the website of the state’s PDS (e.g. TNPDS for Tamil Nadu) – where your ration card comes from. Grocery card vendors vary by state.

TNDPS portal.

TNDPS portal.

  • There will be a highlighted section listing all ration card related services. It may be located under “Citizen’s Corner” on the home page or similar panel.

  • When you find the Citizens Corner, select the option “Print ration card” or “Download e-ration card” or a similar option on the panel.

  • In the next step fill in the required details like ration card number, Aadhar number and personal information of head of family like name, year of birth and finally mobile number linked to the ration card.

  • After submission, the PDS will verify the data provided.

  • The food menu is available for download in PDF format on the next page. How do I download ration cards online?

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