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Ration Card is an important document in India through which one can avail basic necessities like food grains and fuels at subsidized rates. It also works as an identity proof which helps in getting other government documents such as PAN (Permanent Account Number) card, act as a proof of address and an income proof.

The Civil Supplies Department of Kerala Government launched an online system for submission of application forms for new Ration Cards which will bring immense convenience to the people of Kerala.

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Types of Kerala Ration Cards

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Types of Ration Cards in Kerala

How to Apply for a Kerala Ration Card

Offline Method to apply for a Kerala Ration Card

There is still large number of people in our country who prefers to complete the procedure in person. For them the traditional method of application is still available.

  1. To begin with, visit TSO / DSO office to purchase an application form and for that you will have to pay a nominal amount of Rs. 5.
  2. Now fill the application form properly and visit the Taluk Supply Office with the filled up form and your Old Ration card.
  3. And provide the documents such as residential certificate issued by LSG office (Panchayat, Municipality, and Corporation), Reduction / Surrender Certificate / non – renewable certificate from the TSO from where you belong previously, income certificate issued by village officer and declaration
  4. Verification will take place and upon the successful verification you will issued with your new ration card within 15 days.

Online Method to Apply for A Kerala Ration Card

Online procedures are the most convenient ways as one does not require visiting the designated office and waiting in long queue, one can simply apply for a ration card from the comfort of their home. To apply for a ration card in Kerala, all you need is a secured internet connection. To apply for a kerala ration card and register as an applicant in Kerala visit the official website of Kerala Civil Supplies and follow the below mentioned steps:

  1. In case you have a ration card and want to register into the website, you are required to enter the bar – code number, which you will find on the last page of your card.
  2. In case you don’t have a ration card you are required to fill up the user details and submit the registration form.
  3. Now on the page you are in, an activation link will be displayed. Click on the ‘Activate Account’ button to activate the account
  4. And login to the website using your user ID and password which you have provided at the time of the registration.
  5. Now if you don’t have a ration card, there will be three options available for you which are issue of new ration card, Non inclusion certificate and Non renewable certificate
  6. In case you have a ration card, thirteen functions would be displayed on your screen which are as follows:
    • Choose your required function and click on the “New Application Link
    • After clicking on the above mentioned option, fill up the form with correct date
    • Now upload the required documents in PDF format with size less than 250 kb in the application
    • Verify all the documents you have attached and also don’t forget to recheck all the information you have provided and take a printout of your application form which you have submitted for further proceedings and also keep a note of the application number and date which you will get once you have submitted the application form successfully
    • Now visit the Taluk Supply Office (TSO) along with your original documents, application printout, and the application fees including the cost of the ration card for verification purpose
    • You will receive a token number after accepting the application by TSO. Keep this token number for further follow up until you receive your Ration card.

How to Know Kerala Ration Card Details Online

If you want to check the details of your ration card you can do so online. Follow the below mentioned details to know Kerala Ration Card details online:

  1. To start with the procedure, you are required to log on to the Kerala State Civil Supplies Department’s official website www.civilsupplieskerala.gov.in
  2. Click on “Ration Card Details” on the home page and fill the necessary details and click on “Report” icon
  3. Now you will redirected to a new page and searches your details on the web page (Depending owner, ward, house number, address etc) and finally you will get ration card details online.


How many types of ration Cards are there in India?

Ration cards are classified into various types keeping different section of the societies in mind. This classification also helps the deserving candidates to get the basic necessities at subsidized rates.

There are five types of ration cards, which are as follows:

  • APL (Above Poverty Line) Ration Card
  • BPL (Below Poverty Line) Ration Card
  • Antordaya Anna Yojana Card
  • Annapurna Anna Yojana Card
  • Nirashrit Antordaya Anna Yojana Card
What are the required documents to apply for a ration card in India?

There are different documents requirements depends on the type of the ration card:

APL Ration Card

  • A proof of address which can be your passport, voter ID, bank passbook, land registry copy, telephone bill, electric bill, or Aadhaar card
  • Birth Certificate and two copies of photograph of the head of the family

BPL Ration Card

In case a person is applying for a BPL ration card, the applicants are required to provide their BPL certificate and two copies of photographs of the head of the family

  • In case a person applies for Nirashrit Antordaya Anna Yojana Ration card, then the applicants are required to provide a proof of nirashrit (the bank pass book for getting the nirashrit pension) and two copies of photograph of the head of the family.

Also, to get a new ration card, an applicant is required to get a “No Objection Certificate” from their respective ration shop of his / her ward.

What are the methods available for applying for a ration card in Kerala?

Kerala government offers both online and offline method to apply for a ration card. The applicants can choose the application method by their own convenience. The online and offline methods are described in the article above.

What are the services provided by the Department of Civil Supplies, Government Kerala?

Under the Public Distribution System (PDS) in Kerala, the deserving candidates are provided with rice, wheat, levy sugar, and kerosene.

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