Ration Card Online Registration: Rules and Documents Required

A ration card is among one of the most important documents for almost every person in India. It’s issued by a state government and also entitles the holder of the card to ration of food, fuel and other goods issued by the government.

The cards are primarily used when purchasing subsidised food
(wheat, rice, sugar and kerosene.) The card details also provide an important proof of identity and residence of the individual and is commonly used as an identity proof when applying for making a domicile certificate, birth certificate, voter ID card etc.

Rations cards have historically been issued as printed booklets and contains all the financial information of a family. State governments have only recently started digitising the document. The switch to digital ration cards has not been done pan-India yet as the administration of these cards is handled by individual state governments.

Types of Ration Cards

Blue/Yellow/Green/Red Ration cards – For people who are below the poverty line. These ration cards are for obtaining various subsidies on food, fuel and other goods.

White Ration cards – These ration cards are for people above the poverty line. They help as an identification proof.

Who Can Apply for a Ration Card?

Any person permanently living in India who wants to have a ration but,

-He/She or some other person on his behalf, has not already applied or in possession of such a card.

-He/She or any member of his family is not included in another ration card.

Process of Applying for a Ration Card

The process of applying for a ration card, whether digital or otherwise, changes based on the state that an applicant is applying from. Each state has their own systems but the basic structure is constant.

Below are the links to each state’s individual ration card registration website:



States in IndiaLink
Apply for a digital ration cardDownload ration card application formsCheck status
Andhra Pradeshhttps://ap.meeseva.gov.in/DeptPortal/UserInterface/LoginForm.aspx
Arunachal Pradeshhttp://www.arunfcs.gov.in/forms.html
Biharhttp://sfc.bihar.gov.in/login.htm
Chattisgarhhttps://khadya.cg.nic.in/citizen/documents/New_Rc_Format.pdf
Gujarathttps://www.digitalgujarat.gov.in/Citizen/CitizenService.aspxwww.digitalgujarat.gov.in/DownLoad/pdfforms/s51.pdf
Haryanahttp://saralharyana.gov.in
Himachal Pradeshhttp://admis.hp.nic.in/ehimapurti/pdfs/cardeng.pdfhttp://edistrict.hpgov.in/pages/staticSite/trackApplic ationStatus.xhtml
Jammu and Kashmirhttp://jkfcsca.gov.in/FormsGeneral.html
Jharkhandhttps://pds.jharkhand.gov.in/secc_cardholders/ercmsActivityRequest
Keralahttp://ecitizen.civilsupplieskerala.gov.in/index.php/c_user_home
Maharashtrahttps://rcms.mahafood.gov.in/PublicLogin/frmPublicUserRegistration.aspx https://aaplesarkar.mahaonline.gov.in/en
Mizoramhttps://fcsca.mizoram.gov.in/page/application-form1506663142
Odishahttp://www.foododisha.in/Download/NFSA.pdfhttp://www.pdsodisha.gov.in/TPDS/Reports/RationCardListReport.aspx
Punjabhttp://punjab.gov.in/eform/CitizenReg.xhtml
Delhihttps://edistrict.delhigovt.nic.in/in/en/Account/Register.html
West Bengalhttps://wbpds.gov.in/rptForUsers/rptFormDetails_usr.aspx
Andaman and Nicobar Islandshttp://dcsca.andaman.go
Dadra and Nagar Havelihttp://epds.nic.in/DN/epds/
Tripurahttp://epdstr.gov.in/TR/epds
Documents Required for Ration Card :-

Surrender certificate/Deletion certificate/No card certificate if there is no previous family card
  1. Proof of identity and residence
  2. A self-addressed and stamped postal cover or postcard.
  3. Three passports-sized photographs
  4. Details about earlier applications and rejections (if applicable)
  5. Details of any LPG connection
  6. Mobile number/email id
  1. Proof of Identity and Address Proof Documents to Apply for Ration Card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Employee identity card
  • Voter ID
  • Passport
  • Any government issued identity card
  • Health card (including the Aaragoyasri card)
  • Driving license
  • Death certificate
  • Transfer certificate
  • Marriage certificate
For Member Removal or Addition
  1. Death certificate
  2. Transfer certificate
  3. Marriage certificate
  4. Birth Certificate

84 Comments

  1. Thanks for useful information. But there is no Karnataka.

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    1. How to apply Ration Card in punjab State.

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    2. I am sick place help me plz Send me my payment My NETELLER account
      Ronjitkumarkondu20@gmail.com

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  2. Please give me details about ration Card. And how to apply ration Card.. In Karnataka

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    1. Ratio card book miss and my deaf and wife deaf in mysore

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    2. Hi send me my payment My NETELLER account
      Ronjitkumarkondu20@gmail.com

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    3. U can go to kushka nagar and apply

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  3. Please give me details about ration Card. And how to apply ration Card.. In Karnataka

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  4. How to apply Ration Card in Telangana State.

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  5. How should I apply in Delhi for a Ration card.reply

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  6. How to apply Ration Card in Telangana State.

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  7. Sir i already filled but noone going to make my ration card in delhi ...

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  8. Tamil nadu State is included why ?

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  9. Sorry Tamil nadu state is not included Why?

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  10. There is no name the state of uttrakhand.

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      dear sir,
      I am sandeep verma living in indore m.p. i want to apply for a ration card but in the above list it is not mention the process and document require for ration card, what can i do for it and how.

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  12. There is no link of chhattisgarh

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  13. Uttar Pradesh having this facility,pl confirm

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  14. I am in Karnataka, please give link details of karnataka

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  15. Link provided for punjab is not working. Please provide correct link

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  16. Please give link detail of Odisha

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  17. How should apply ration card at Telangana region

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  18. How to apply digital ration card in west bengal.

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  19. Please give us link for Karnataka

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  20. Ref:Ration Card No.१४११४८,१५ क २
    WA NO. 091913
    Card holder name: Sushila Ramanand Nayak
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    Respected Sir/Madam,

    I have white Ration Card. Now I am resign from my job because my mother is not feeling well now a days. She is 81 year old.

    I wants to chane my Ration card from white to other card like Blue/Yellow/Green/Red Ration card whichever applicable to me.

    Please help me in this matter.

    Thanking you,

    Suresh Nayak

    (M) 9833084957

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  21. How to apply for a ration card in Telangana?

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  22. I am in karnataka, please email me link details...thank you!

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  23. Where is tamilnadu link , how its missed?, Tamilnadu is not exist in India..i think tamilnadu separate country (Dravidian Country).

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  24. What is the link for UP citizens?

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  25. How I can apply while I have my previously Ration Card in Agra(UP)from Loha Mandi & now I reside at Shastripuram,Sikandra,Agra,kindly informed in detail.

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  26. Gd.evening sir,
    I want your guidance regarding the ration card of my family.plz. support for the well-being of our family. We are trying to make ration card for the last 2 to 3 years,but we are unable to get it for us.
    I shall be grateful to you for the service.
    Udit Sharma
    E-66,67
    Nehru vihar near timar pur
    Delhi-54
    Ph number---9250041112

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  27. Gd.evening sir,
    I want your guidance regarding the ration card of my family.plz. support for the well-being of our family. We are trying to make ration card for the last 2 to 3 years,but we are unable to get it for us.
    I shall be grateful to you for the service.
    Udit Sharma
    E-66,67
    Nehru vihar near timar pur
    Delhi-54
    Ph number---9250041112

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  28. Above povertyline needs ration card for legal purpose in karnataka details reqd to register

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  29. Give me varanasi uttar pardesh link pls sir

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  30. iam in Andra pradesh please provide direct link of the Ration Card

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  31. There should be a rule for people who do not have their own house in the state or any other state.people who stay on rent. They can never get the benefits of the ration card.

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  32. Please provide link for the state of Assam

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    1. Please provide link for the State of Assam

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  33. need to change my ration card since my yearly income is below poverty line.

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  34. How to apply for ration card in up

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  35. How should I applied from Uttar Pradesh

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  36. How should I apply for Mumbai at badlapur east

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  37. Where is Madhya pradesh link. Kindly provide

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  38. what about Karnataka people. here is no link provided to Karnataka applicants.

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  39. For utter Pradesh no link plz give me details

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  40. There is no helpline for Jammu and Kashmir,,

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  41. What about Karnataka people,here is no LINC provided to Karnataka applicants

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  42. gd evening sir,
    Ihave ration card since last four years in our ration card my family members are only five in which me and my wife and my three sons in which my eldest son have been sudden demise due to electric shock, presently we are only four members but from the last month ie june 2020 name of my elder son Mr. Shahil khan has been abolished from ration card and we are not drawing his ration from our dealer . now how i can include his name in ration card. I am from vill. Meetai distt. HATHRAS( U.P) please send guide lines to include the name of my son at the earliest ...

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  43. Please give me the details of madhyapradesh

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  44. How can i activate my Ration card in Navi mumbai?

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  45. There is no name of Sikkim in the list of the states/UT.Is there any reason?

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  46. Sir,please provide website link for the state of Manipur

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  47. Please visit ahara.kar.nic.in
    for what New rationcard

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  48. Sir, please provide website link for the state of West Bengal India

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  49. Sir, please provide website link for the state of West Bengal

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  50. please give me linck of madhyapradesh 9806906524

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  51. Please Give link of west bengal

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  52. How to apply for ration card in West Bengal

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  53. How to apply for ration card in Bihar

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  54. Is it possible that Nagaland will also have a digitalised system for ration card and do we have to pay tax for the possession of R.C. to the six govts.

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  55. From Meghalaya In request i would love to know how and where to enquiry all the benefits of having a ration card

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  56. There is no Hyderabad and telengana how should I apply kindly suggest

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  57. there is no pondicherry , and how should i apply for new ration card due to joint ration card.

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  58. Thanks for the information. But there is no mention of Telangana state. Kindly verfiy and let us know

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