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Under the Public Distribution System (PDS), state governments issue ration cards to ensure food security and alleviate poverty by making the essential commodities available at an affordable price. The Government of Chhattisgarh issues the ration cards for the residents of Chhattisgarh through the Department of Food and Civil Supplies. It is an essential document to get commodities like rice, pulses, wheat, sugar, kerosene, LPG, fertilizers, etc at subsidized prices. Check out the details of the Chhattisgarh ration card here.

Benefits of Ration Card

Ration card issued by the state governments serves many purposes. Some of them are listed below;

  • To Avail Subsidies - If you are a resident of Chhattisgarh and want to avail essential commodities like rice, pulses, wheat, sugar, kerosene, LPG, fertilizers, etc at subsidized prices, you must have a ration card with your name in it.

  • As Identity Proof - To establish one’s identity, ration card is a must. Since it comprises details like the number of family members, children, income levels, gender, photographs, etc, it also serves as an identification proof for the whole family.

  • As Address Proof - It can also act as an address proof. A ration card is essential to secure loans from the banks. Aadhaar card and bank account can be linked to the ration card to receive further benefits.

Types of Ration Card in Chhattisgarh

The Ration Card Management System (RCMS) handles the different types of credit cards issued by the Chhattisgarh government. There are four types of RCMS Chhattisgarh ration cards.

Ration Card

Features

Priority Household (PHH) Ration Card

Issued to the households in the rural areas of the state. Under this category, the card holders will receive food grains every month at the subsidized price. They can avail 35 kg of rice and wheat at Rs. 2 per kg and 2 kg of pulses at Rs. 10 per kg.

Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) Ration Card

Issued to the families with annual income lower than Rs. 15000. They are eligible to obtain food grains at a cheaper cost from the government. They can avail 35 kg of rice and wheat at Rs. 1 per kg.

Below Poverty Line (BPL) Card

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.

Above Poverty Line (APL) Card

A native resident who has an annual income above Rs. 10000 can get an APL card. These cardholders are eligible to buy up to 15 kg rice and wheat at a price less than 50% of the Minimum Support Price.

Chhattisgarh Ration Card Eligibility

To be eligible for a Chhattisgarh ration card, one should fulfil the below-mentioned eligibility criteria.

  • The applicant should be a resident of Chhattisgarh.

  • The applicant or any of the family members of the applicant should not possess a ration card in their name.

  • The applicant should not have a house which has an area above 1000 sq.ft in urban areas.

  • The applicant should not own more than 4 hectares/10 acres of irrigated land or more than 8 hectares/20 acres of non-irrigated land in non-scheduled areas.

  • No member of the applicant’s household should fall under the category of the restricted family for ration cards as per the guidelines of sub-section(a) of Section 15 of the Chhattisgarh Food and Nutrition Security Act (CFNSA).

How to Apply for a Chhattisgarh Ration Card?

To apply for a Chhattisgarh ration card online, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Visit the official website the Directorate of CG Food supplies.

  2. In the homepage that appears, you have to click on the ‘Application for Ration Card cum Declaration form’ under the ‘News and Announcements’ section.

  3. An application cum declaration form for Chhattisgarh ration card will appear on the screen.

  4. Download and take a printout of the application form.

  5. Fill in the application form carefully.

  6. After filling the application form, the applicant has to submit the ration card along with all the necessary documents to the concerned Gram Panchayat or Urban Local Body.

  7. An acknowledgment receipt will be provided at the time of submission of application which should be retained for the collection of the ration card and also for future references.

Applications will then be verified by the concerned authority. Once the verification and the eligibility check of the applicants is complete,the ration card will be issued.

Documents Required to Apply for a Chhattisgarh Ration Card

Here is a complete list of the documents required for a Chhattisgarh ration card application.

  • Identity proof with photo

  • Address proof

  • Aadhaar card

  • Bank Passbook

  • Domicile Certificate

  • Passport-sized photograph of each family member

  • Category certificate, if applicable

  • Disability certificate, if applicable

Ration Card List Chhattisgarh

To view the ration card list of Chhattisgarh, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Visit the official website the Directorate of CG Food supplies.

  • Click on the ‘Public Participation’ tab.

  • Choose the ‘District-wise Ration card list’ option.

  • A district-wise ration card list will be displayed on the screen.

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