Arunachal Pradesh Ration Card List

Under the Public Distribution System (PDS), Governments issue ration cards to ensure food security and alleviate poverty by making the essential commodities available at an affordable price. The Government of Arunachal Pradesh issues the ration cards for the people of Arunachal Pradesh through the Department of Food and Civil Supplies. It is an essential document to prove a person’s legal identity in Arunachal Pradesh. Check out the details of the Arunachal Pradesh ration card here. 

Types of Arunachal Pradesh Ration Card

Here is the list of different types of ration cards issued by the government of Arunachal Pradesh.

Ration Card



BPL Card (Below Poverty Line Card)

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A native resident who has an annual income of less than Rs. 10000 can get a BPL card. With this card, one can avail the essential commodities at a subsidized cost.

APL Card

(Above Poverty Line Card)


A native resident who has an annual income above Rs. 10000 can get an APL card. These cardholders are not eligible to avail any subsidy.

AAY Card

(Antyodaya Anna Yojana Card)


Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) cards are issued to the poorest BPL families in the State. 35 kg of rice is issued per month at a highly subsidized rate of Rs. 3 per kg to these cardholder families.

AY Card

(Annapurna Yojana Card)

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Annapurna Yojana (AY) card is issued to the native people who are 65 years old and doesn’t avail the benefits under Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme. 10 kg of rice is distributed free of cost to the cardholders.

Arunachal Pradesh Ration Card List Eligibility

To be eligible for an Arunachal Pradesh ration card, one should fulfil any one of the below-mentioned criteria:

  • Should be from the family identified under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY). 

  • Identified as living below or above the poverty line.

  • Identified as a native who is above 65 years and not availing any benefits under Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme.

The application is approved by the Department of Food and Public Distribution under the Government of India.

Documents Required to Apply for a Arunachal Pradesh Ration Card

Below mentioned are the necessary documents required to be submitted along with the application form while applying for a new ration card in Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Proof of Date of Birth

  • Proof of residence (passport/electricity bill/bank passbook/water bill/rental agreement/telephone bill)

  • Two copies of passport size family group photograph

  • Aadhaar Card

  • Surrender certificate or deletion certificate from the previous place of residence. 

Online Procedure to Apply for a New Arunachal Pradesh Ration Card

Follow the below-mentioned steps to apply for a new ration card in Arunachal Pradesh.

Step 1: Visit the official website of Arunachal Pradesh Food and Civil Supplies department. 

Step 2: On the left side of the page, click on the ‘Forms’ section.

Step 3: From the page that appears, click and download the ration card application form.

Step 4: You can get this application form from the ration card office in your area too.

Step 5: Carefully and clearly fill in all the required details and recheck it.

Step 6: All the necessary documents should be attached along with the application form.

Step 7: Submit the fully filled application to the ration card office near you. 

Step 8: Pay the prescribed fees there.

Step 9: Once it is verified, you will get an application receipt. Use this to verify the application status.

Track Application Status on Arunachal Pradesh Ration Card Online

The Arunachal Pradesh ration card application status can be checked online by following the steps given below.

Step 1: Go to the official website of Arunachal Pradesh Food and Civil Supplies department. 

Step 2: Click on the ‘Ration Cards’ menu on the top bar.

Step 3: A table with the complete status of digitized data will be available on screen.

Step 4: Below the column of download, a link will be given across each district.

Step 5: Choose the link beside  the name of your district.

Step 6: Click on the link. 

Step 7: You can check if your application number is listed in the approved ones or not.

Step 8: For any further enquiries, you can contact the respective departments of the corresponding district.

Arunachal Pradesh Ration Card FAQs

  • ✔️How can I get a BPL (Below Poverty Line) card in Arunachal Pradesh?

    To get a BPL card in Arunachal Pradesh, you must belong to a family whose annual income is less than Rs. 10000. You can fill in the application form available on the official website of the Arunachal Pradesh Food and Civil Supplies department and submit it to the ration card office.

  • ✔️What is the processing time for the Arunachal Pradesh Ration Card?

    The processing time for the Arunachal Pradesh Ration Card is about 2-3 weeks.

  • ✔️Can the application form for the Arunachal Pradesh Ration Card be submitted online?

    No, you can download the application form online, but the filled application form should be submitted to the nearest Ration Card office in the area along with the necessary documents.

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