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Ration Card Status and Details

A ration card is an authentic document issued under the authority of state Government as per the public distribution system. A ration card insures that you get food grains and other basic commodities at a minimum price from the government run ration centers or fair price shops. For Indian citizens, a ration card is of great use as it helps saving your hard-earned money by helping you to procure the basic commodities at a very subsidized rate. It is also an important proof for your identification.

After successfully applying for ration card, the applicant needs to keep track of the status of ration card application, as sometimes his/her application may be withheld because of minor mistakes made while filling up the application form.

One may also keep a track of the status of ration card application online over the internet.


The Indian government has come up with different new policies to insure that correct ration card is issued according to the family status. There are plentiful details furnished on one’s ration card, like how many members are there in your family, their date of birth and the address of the family members. You may also track the issuing date of your ration card as well as your ward number. A ration card clearly mentions on what all commodities you may purchase in what quantity from the ration shop for your family. At present, the commodities that you can procure from the fair price shops using your ration card are rice, wheat and kerosene. Only BPL families can procure rice and wheat on subsidized rates while for APL cardholder’s wheat and rice is sold at the rate and scale fixed from time to time.

You may check for ration card details and status by visiting your nearby rationing circle office and can apply for any changes or deletion you want to make in your ration card. You may also keep a track for ration card details and status by visiting the state government websites.

The status of the ration card also helps government in keeping a track on how many applications are pending and how many new applications have come for ration card. The family status mentioned on the ration card also helps the government in keeping a track of families who are below poverty line and of families, which are above poverty line. The government periodically monitors the ration card to keep a track on the current financial status of the family and other details about the family.

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