Himachal Pradesh has digitalised its Public Distribution System to a transparency portal - ePDS Himachal Pradesh. Through this portal, the cardholders can now print their ration card copy themselves. Read ahead to know more about the HP ration card and its details.

Himachal Pradesh Ration Card List

Follow the below-mentioned instructions to check the ration card list in Himachal Pradesh.

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of the Himachal Pradesh’s Development of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs - food.hp.nic.in

  • Step 2: Fill up the details like the name of the district, city’s name and locality in the online form on the page to obtain the ration card list.

  • Step 3: Once you submit the form, you can view the ration card list of the locality you chose.

Himachal Pradesh Ration Card Eligibility

To apply for a new Himachal ration card, you should fulfil the following criteria-

  1. The applicant must be an Indian citizen.

  2. The applicant’s family members who are going to be on the ration card should also be Indian citizens.

  3. At the time of applying for a new card, the applicant should not have any ration card in that person’s name.

  4. The applicant can apply for a new card if they have changed their residential address.

  5. The applicant can apply for a new card if they have a temporary ration card that has a validity of 3 months.

  6. The applicant can apply for a new card if they have lost, defaced or mutilated the old ration card, which became illegible now.

How to Apply for a Himachal Pradesh Ration Card Online

You can apply for a ration card online. Apply for HP ration card through the below mentioned steps.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of Himachal Pradesh’s Development of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs - food.hp.nic.in

  • Step 2: Go to the ‘Getting/Renewal of Ration Cards’ section on the left side of the home page.

  • Step 3: From the page that appears, choose Form II for applying for the ration card.

  • Step 4: There is an option to download application forms in both English and Hindi.

  • Step 5: Download the application form of your choice and fill in the required fields carefully.

  • Step 6: Submit the filled application form.

In the case of rural areas, submit it to the Panchayat Secretary or Sahayak.

In the case of urban areas, submit it to the Food and Supplies Officer or Inspector.

  • Step 7: The application form should be attested by the concerned authorities of the state government.

  • Step 8: Once the application form is submitted, the applicant will receive a receipt in which the date of collecting the ration card will be mentioned.

  • Step 9: Everything mentioned in the application form including the new address, other information regarding members, etc will be verified.

  • Step 10: A new ration card will be issued if all the details are found satisfactory.

  • Step 11: The applicant must produce the receipt to collect the ration card.

  • Step 12: To add a newborn child’s name, in addition to the original ration card, the birth certificate of the child must be submitted to the concerned office.

  • Step 13: If the application is rejected, the reasons will be shared with the applicant on the given date.

Documents Required for Himachal Pradesh Ration Card

To apply for a ration card in Himachal Pradesh, you have to submit the additional documents listed below along with the application form.

  • Proof of Date of Birth

  • Proof of Residence

  • PAN card

  • Driving license

  • Passport size photograph

  • Aadhaar Card

How to Check Himachal Pradesh Ration Card Status Online

You can use the ePDS Himachal website to check the ration card status Himachal Pradesh. Follow the steps given below.

  • Step 1: Go to the ePDS Himachal Pradesh Transparency portal.

  • Step 2: From the main menu page, choose the ‘Your Ration Card’ option that appears on the left side.

  • Step 3: On the new page that appears, fill in the ration card data like ration card ID or reference number in the receipt you received at the time of submission of application.

  • Step 4: Enter ‘Application Status’ and click on ‘Search’.

  • Step 5: The status of your Himachal Pradesh ration card application will be displayed on the screen.

How to Download Himachal Pradesh Ration Card

In a few steps you can download the Himachal Pradesh Ration Card easily. Take a look at these steps given below.

  • Step 1: Go to the ePDS Himachal Pradesh online portal.

  • Step 2: On the main page, you can see ‘Print Ration Card’.

  • Step 3: Click on the box and a new page opens.

  • Step 4: Choose ‘Select Input Type’ and select the suitable option as per your convenience.

  • Step 5: In the field provided next to it, enter the necessary details.

  • Step 6: Click on ‘Search’.

  • Step 7: Results will appear on the page.

  • Step 8: You can download or take a printout of the ration card file by clicking on the print icon displayed at the bottom of the page.

FAQs for Himachal Pradesh Ration Card

  • ✔️How long does it usually take for a ration card to be issued in Himachal Pradesh?

    Usually it takes 2-3 weeks for a ration card to be issued in Himachal Pradesh. The date of issuance of the ration card will be mentioned in the acceptance receipt you receive at the time of application submission.

  • ✔️Can modifications be made on the ration card?

    Yes, you can add or delete names in the ration card.

  • ✔️What are the types of ration cards given to people belonging to the state of Himachal Pradesh?

    Mainly 4 types of ration cards given to people belonging to the state of Himachal Pradesh. They are BPL (Below Poverty Line) card, APL (Above Poverty Line) card, AAY ( Antyodaya Anna Yojana) card and AY (Annapurna Yojana) card.

  • ✔️How can I update my ration card in Himachal Pradesh?

    You can update your ration card by visiting the official website of the Development of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Himachal Pradesh. Go to the ‘Getting/Renewal of Ration Cards’ section and choose the Form II for updating the ration card.

  • ✔️How can I add my name in the ration card online HP?

    To add a name to the ration card online, visit the official website of the Development of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Himachal Pradesh. Go to the ‘Getting/Renewal of Ration Cards’ section and choose the Form II for adding a new name in the ration card.