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Smart Ration Card

Government has taken great initiative by replacing the normal ration card with smart ration card in (TN, Maharashtra, UP, Punjab).  Smart Ration Card scheme is basically for offering food grains to people at subsidized rate. Download Smart Ration Card for your state that contains information of the family members along with Aadhaar Card and pension identity number details.

Normal Ration Card contains only the name and age of the family members but these smart ration cards will contain all details of the family. Once approved for the smart ration card, the card holder will receive a PIN on their registered mobile number and after showing this PIN Number to the distribution center, they will get their Smart Ration Card.

Smart Ration Card

Smart Ration Card (State Wise) Implementation

To improve the status of Public Distribution System (PDS), smart ration cards are implemented. Some states like Gujarat, Kerala and Tamil Nadu has implemented this system. This card looks similar to the swipe card or credit card that we used for shopping purpose to get grocery items from Fair Price Shop’s (FPS).

TN Smart Ration Card

Due to rise in the expansion in technology field, Tamil Nadu Government has launched Smart Ration Cards along with a mobile application through which people can know the nearest ration shops and stores. Earlier, the ration card contains name of husband as the head of the family but in this new card, wife’s name will be given as the head of the family.

Check Out: Ration Card Renewal (State Wise)

Smart Ration Card Punjab – Replacing Blue Cards with Smart Ration Cards by September

Punjab Government is also replacing the old cards with smart ration cards. Punjab’s Food Supplies Minister has told that food grain is distributed twice a year i.e. in the month of March and September. In March month, food grains are distributed via old ration cards but now in September month, it should be distributed through new Smart Ration Cards.

UP Smart Ration Card

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has made an announcement to start Smart Ration Card Yojana and for this online registration has also been started. The size of ration card is not very large, as it looks similar to like an ATM Card. In order to stop fake ration cards, UP CM has taken this decision to make computerized smart cards.

Know Here: How To Apply Online/Offline For Ration Card

Maharashtra Smart Ration Card

In Maharashtra, the state government has introduced tri color smart ration card.

Yellow Ration Cards

These are issued to families that come under Below Poverty Line (BPL) category.

Saffron Ration Cards

Families having yearly income of more than Rs.15,000 and less than 1 lakh.

White Ration Cards

Families having annual income of Rs. 1 Lakh or above can apply for it.

Documents for Smart Ration Card

  • Voter ID
  • Aadhar card
  • PAN card
  • Original copy of Passport
  • Eletricity Bill
  • Residence proof
  • Driving License

Advantage of Using स्मार्ट राशन कार्ड

The main advantage of making ration card smart is due to the current PDS system. Public Distribution System is taken into criticization for giving priority to urban people and failure to poor sections of the population. Ration Card is also considered as an identity proof that is accepted by various Government Departments.

Read Online Process: How to Change Address in Ration Card

Smart Ration Card Download Process

  • To apply for Smart Ration Card Application Form, candidates need to visit state wise official website of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs.
  • After that, press on “Smart Ration Card” link.
  • Then enter the details and affix your photograph, upload residence proof and other necessary documents.
  • Press on “Submit” button and you will receive a Reference Number.
  • Reference Number is used to check the status of ration card.

Updating Smart Ration Card

  • For making an updation in smart card, candidate’s need to press on “Correction of Details” after logging into the official website.
  • Then, enter the registered mobile number, an OTP will be received.
  • After entering the OTP, make the required changes and affix the photograph.
  • Reference Number will be received in order to check the status.

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