MP ration card is a document provided by the state government's Department of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection. The card serves as identification proof and includes information about a person's financial situation. It is a document that allows citizens of Madhya Pradesh to explore a variety of government benefits offered to cardholders. The goal of issuing ration cards is to execute the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), which provides its residents with critical commodities like rice, wheat, sugar, petroleum products, fertilisers, etc.
The Madhya Pradesh Government issues several types of ration cards to citizens depending upon the economic status of the applicant. MP ration card has mainly three types of Ration card that are mentioned below:
Above Poverty Line (APL) Ration Card
MP APL Ration cards are given to those families who have an annual income of more than Rs. 10,000.
Below Poverty Line (BPL) Ration Card
MP BPL Ration cards are for those families who have an annual income of less than Rs. 10,000.
Antyodaya Anna Yojna (AAY) Ration Card
MP AAY Ration cards are provided to the state's poorest families who do not have a consistent source of income.
Below are the following details for the eligibility criteria to acquire an MP ration card.
The person should be a local citizen of the state.
The person should fall under any of the three categories under which an MP ration card is issued.
The applicant cannot apply for an MP ration card if they already have a ration card.
Applicants who have a temporary ration card or whose card has expired are eligible to apply for a new MP ration card.
Couples who recently got married may apply for an MP ration card.
Here is the list of documents required for a Madhya Pradesh ration card.
Identity proof (Bank passbook, Voter Id card, Passport, Aadhaar card, Driving licence)
Residential proof (Rent agreement, Aadhaar card, Utility bills, Passport)
Recent passport size photograph
Aside from these, other essential details are also needed, including family members’ data, LPG connection information, family income level, and so forth
Citizens of Madhya Pradesh can download the application form online to apply for a Madhya Pradesh ration card.
Here are the steps to download the Madhya Pradesh application form online.
Step 1: To begin, go to the Madhya Pradesh government's official website http://mpedistrict.gov.in/Public/index.aspx.
Step 2: On the webpage, you will see the option ‘New ration card.’ Select that.
Step 3: After that, you will be able to see the application form.
Step 4: You may either fill out the form online and download it, or you can simply download the form and manually enter the information.
Step 5: Fill the application form with the required details.
Step 6: After completing the application form, submit it to your nearest ration office along with the required documents.
Step 7: If the information and documents you submit are valid, your ration card will be granted to you within 30 days.
Application for the new MP ration card is also available at the ration card office. You may visit the office and take the application for the same.
You can track the application status of your Madhya Pradesh ration card through the steps listed below:
Step 1: To check the status of your application online, go to the Madhya Pradesh e-district official website http://mpedistrict.gov.in/MPL/Index.aspx#First.
Step 2: On the main tab, you will see an option of ‘Application Status.’ Click on that.
Step 3: Next, you are required to enter your registration number along with a captcha. You can find the registration number in the acknowledgement form.
Step 4: After that, you may check the progress of your application.
After the verification, it can take up to 30 days to issue an MP ration card.
You can download the application form online, but you need to submit it to the ration card office after completing the form along with the required documents.