There are usually three types of Ration Cards made in India. APL for those living above the poverty line, BPL for those living below the poverty line, and Antyodaya for the poorest families. State governments issue ration cards to their citizens, which also serves as an identity card.
For the last six months, if there is any discussion of any scheme of the Modi government, then it is the free food scheme. During the corona period, over 81 crore ration cardholders are being provided ration by the Government of India with the help of this scheme. The Modi government has been giving 5 kg of food grains (wheat, rice, and lentils) free to ration cardholders since the month of March to ensure that the person does not sleep during the lockdown. This scheme of the government will continue till November. Ration card has a big role in this scheme of the government.
Ration card is a recognized government document of the Government of India (Central Gov.). With the help of ration cards, people can buy food grains from fair price shops under the public distribution system (PDS) at a much lower price than the market price.
There are usually three types of ration cards made in India. APL for those living above the poverty line, BPL for those living below the poverty line, and Antyodaya for the poorest families. State governments issue ration cards to their citizens, which also serves as an identity card. To make a ration card, it is mandatory to fulfill certain conditions.
Apply Ration Card Online:
It is the responsibility of every state government of the country to get a new ration card for the food grains department. The state governments make ration cards. Therefore, every state government has set different rules for making ration cards. The process of submitting the application of each state is also different. Somewhere offline applications are taken for this, somewhere there is a facility to apply both online and offline.
For example, if you are a resident of Bihar, first of all you will have to download the form from the official portal of the Bihar government http://epds.bihar.gov.in/Default.aspx. You can also take the form from panchayats. All the information sought in the form will have to be filled incorrectly. You fill in the name of yourself and all the family members. Add photos of all members. Provide mobile number and bank account information. Don’t forget to fill the affidavit in the last step of the form.