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How to apply for a Ration Card Online? Also, check Ration E-coupon Status

Apply for a Ration Card Online: Ration Card is an identity proof of citizenship in India that the Public Distribution System provides for food entitlement and necessary provisions at fair rates. Ration Card is among the most coveted ID proofs/documents for the citizenship of everybody in India after Aadhaar Card. Proof of this ID is issued and validated by the state government. Anyone who is a valid Indian citizen can use a self-sufficient ration card via simple procedures. Here’s how you can apply online for a Ration Card.

Who can apply?

Anyone who is a legal Indian citizen may only apply for the Ration Card. Under the law, children under the age of 18 (minors) are included in the ration card of their parents. A person can, however, apply for a separate Ration Card once they are over the age of 18.

Types of Ration Cards:

There are two types of ration cards. The ration cards Below Poverty-Line (BPL) and the ration cards which are not BPL. Blue/Yellow/Green/Red Ration cards are available in the BPL ration card type, divided by colors depending on the access to different food, fuel, and other goods subsidies. White Ration cards are provided for those living above the poverty line.

Steps to check e-coupon status:

After the application is submitted, the applicant may check the status of the application online. A user needs to follow these simple steps below to check the online status of the ration card or the e-coupon application.

  • Go to the official website http://mahafood.gov.in
  • Click on “Transparency Portal” link
  • Then click on the Allocation Generation Status” link
  • Proceed further upon entering the ration card details
  •  Finally, the application status will appear


  1. Please any one not believe this site is
    Fraud . I am already paid 400/ something but not result before four months .

    Pls any other not use

  2. डियर सर जी हम रासन कार्ड बनाना & संसोधन करने की साइड कैसे करे

  3. Hi to be honest every 3 km there should be a agent who looks after the public that will help the citizens like AADHAAR card is done

  4. i am very much interested in making RATION CARD please.

    Can you mail me the format and supporting documents needed for submission.

  5. I DR GOVIND KUMAR GOEL, 33-34 VISHNUPURI (MAIN), INDORE (MP) want to apply for
    New Ration Card, please guide and suggest how to apply for above. I am 79 yrs old and
    live with my wife Dr BINA GOEL who is 77 yrs old.We both are specialist doctors and
    living at INDORE since 1976 and have our property (residential) and we practise at
    our residence.


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