Ration card is an essential document in India. Apart from serving as a concrete address proof, the ration card also entitles the owner to certain benefits when it comes to purchasing essential goods like food grains, cooking oil and sugar, etc.  Ration cards prove to be a boon to those households whose annual income is alarmingly less. The government ensures that even in certain financial deficits, no household goes without some basic food to sustain themselves with. 

Online method for New ration card application:

  1. You need to visit the AP civil supplies department https://epdsap.ap.gov.in/epdsAP/epds 
  2. You need to create a Meeseva Portal, a login ID, and a password. You can then use these credentials to log into your profile. 
  3. Fill in the application and make sure you fill in the details correctly. Upload documents if asked. 
  4. Submit all the details only after rechecking your details. Once you submit, an application reference number will be generated which you would have to keep safe. 

Offline method

The applicant would have to visit the respective ration distribution shop and collect the physical application form. The filled-in application form then needs to be submitted to the concerned department. Applicants would have to attach copies of necessary documents along with the form. 

In conclusion

A ration card is an essential document and therefore needs your vigilance at every step. However, once you have your ration card ready, you will be able to enjoy the benefits that come with being a ration cardholder.