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IndianMoney.com Research Team | Updated On Thursday, April 11,2019, 01:23 PM

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What is Ration Card?

Ration card is an official document issued to the citizens by the state governments of India to purchase groceries at fair prices. Ration card can also be used as an identity proof.  Under the National Food Security Act, the state governments are directed to identify two classes of eligible households based on income. Below mentioned are the types of ration cards issued as per the National Food Security Act;

1) Priority Ration Card: Each member with priority ration card is entitled to avail 5 Kgs of food grain at subsidized prices each month. Each state has its own eligibility criteria to issue priority ration cards.

2) Antyodaya: Each member with Antyodya card is entitled to avail 35 Kgs of food grain each month at subsidized prices. Poorest of the poor are issued Antyodaya cards. Each state has its own eligibility criteria to issue Antyodaya cards.

National Food Security Act was enacted in 2013 to cover 2/3rd of India’s population for receiving the benefits of subsidized food grains under the targeted public distribution system. Under this scheme, the central government of India would financially support the state governments when there is shortage of grains. Before enacting National Food Security Act in 2013, ration cards were classified as below.

Above Poverty Line card (APL): Each member was receiving food grains of up to 15 kgs based on the availability and priority.

Below Poverty Line card (BPL): Each member was receiving food grain of 25-35 kgs based on the availability and priority.   

Antyodaya card (AAY): Each member was receiving food grains of 35 kgs and was issued to the poorest of poor.

Below mentioned are the eligibility criteria for different types of ration cards based on the income as per National Food Security Act enacted in 2013;

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1) Below Poverty Line Ration Card (BPL) or Blue Card: This type of ration card is issued to the members of a family whose annual income is less than Rs 6,400 in rural areas and Rs 11,850 in urban areas. These families should not have LPG connection.  This card entitles the card holders to avail kerosene along with food grains at subsidized prices.

2) Above Poverty Line Ration Card (APL) or Pink Card: This type of ration card is issued to the members of a family whose annual income is above Rs 15,000 but less than Rs 1,00,000. These cards are pink in color and have a photograph of the head of the family on the card

3) Honorary Card: This type of card is issued for the sole purpose of proof of personal identification and does not have any benefits of availing groceries at subsidized prices.

4) Antyodaya Annayojana Card: This type of card is issued to the members of an extremely poor family that do not have stable/regular income. Usually these cards are issued to seasonal workers, laborers and unemployed.

Eligibility criteria to obtain a ration card from state governments:

  • Should be a citizen of India
  • Should not hold ration card in any other state
  • Should not hold ration card under any other family
  • Applicant should be living with the family

Documents required to apply for ration card:

  • Completely filled application form, the application forms are available at fair price depots and regional offices.
  • Identification proof: You can produce any one of the following documents; Aadhaar card, PAN card, valid driving license, voter ID card, valid passport, bank passbook (photo attested by the branch manager). It is mandatory to link your Aadhar to ration card, hence it is advisable to produce Aadhar card as your proof of identification.
  • Address proof: You can produce any one of the following documents; Aadhaar card, voter ID card, valid passport, bank passbook (photo attested by the branch manager), electricity bill, proof of gas connection, telephone and rental agreement.
  • Latest photograph of the head of the family
  • Details of LPG connections (if any)
  • Details of previous ration cards (if any)
  • Surrender certificate of previous ration cards (if any)
  • Income certificate

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How to apply for ration card online in Karnataka?

Note that you have the required documents in hand to apply online. Below mentioned are the steps to be followed for online submission of application for a ration card in Karnataka;

Note: If you do not have access to the phone number linked with your Aadhaar, then you will need a biometric device as you need to authenticate Aadhaar to verify. Aadhaar is mandatorily linked to ration card. If you do not have a biometric device, then you need to visit your nearest biometric booth for online submission.

  • Click on ‘e-services’. Click on next, proceed and click on the sub-menu ‘e-ration’. Choose ‘new application for a new ration card’.
  • Choose your preferred language (either Kannada or English).
  • You will see two options: ‘New ration card request’ and “edit saved request’. Choose ‘new ration card request’.
  • Enter your Aadhar number and authenticate yourself by entering the OTP received on the linked phone number or by your fingerprint on the biometric device.
  • Once you are authenticated, system will display your Aadhar details, you need to verify it and click on ‘add’ option if the details are right.
  • Add your family members and mention their correct relationship.
  • The application will be accepted and an application number would be generated upon addition of the members to your card.
  • Mention the full and correct postal address with pin-code; this will be printed on your ration card. Mention the phone number on which you would be receiving SMS from the department.
  • Now, you will need to choose the fair price shop from which you will be availing the benefits.
  • You will be directed to choose the head of the family and you need to choose the relationship of each of the family members with the head of the family and press on submit.
  • Confirm your acceptance of drawing rations at the fair price shop you chose earlier. You would be asked if you would require a verified online print of your ration card. If you choose “yes” then it will be delivered to your postal address via speed post. You need to pay Rs 100 to the postman as service charges for the food department.
  • Click on ‘Generate RC’ to generate your ration card

One needs to follow the below mentioned steps to track ration card status online;

  • Log on to http://ahara.kar.nic.in/
  • Choose your division which falls under Bengaluru, Mysuru, Belgavi and Kalaburgi divisions and proceed.
  • Click on ‘status of your ration card’.
  • Click on verification. It will show two options; 1) verification with OTP and 2) verification without OTP.

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