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Assam Ration Card


Assam Ration Card

A ration card is an official document issued by various State Governments. Ration card enables a person and his/her family to purchase essentials such as rice, kerosene, wheat, grains, and sugar at a subsidized rate from the Public Distribution System (PDS). Moreover, the document serves as proof of identity for the citizens of India. In this article, we examine the features, benefits, eligibility, and application procedure for obtaining Assam ration card in detail.

Types of Ration Cards

The State Government of Assam has issued three types of ration cards before the implementation of the Food Security Act of 2013. Their names are listed below:

After the introduction of the Food Security Act of 2013, the State Government provides two types of cards. They are:

  • AAY Card
  • Priority Household Card

AAY Card (Antyodaya Anna Yojana)

This card is provided to the families, whose income does not exceed Rs. 1 lakh per annum. Through this card, the family can get thirty-five kilogram of rice per month. Besides, the rice will be provided at the price range of Rs.2 per kilogram.

Priority Household Card

This card is provided to the families, whose income is less than Rs. 1 lakh per annum. Each family member will get 5 kilograms of rice per month.  The rice will be distributed at the price range of Rs. 2 per kilogram after providing a subsidy of Rs.1.

Required Information

The following details need to be furnished in the application form:

  • Name of the head of the family
  • Fathers/Husbands name
  • Occupation
  • BPL family SI. No.
  • Residential status
  • Present residential address
  • Annual income

Required Documents

To obtain the ration card, submit the following documents along with the application.

Application Procedure

The applicant can apply for a ration card through the procedure specified below:

Step 1: Please visit the FoodCivil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS & CA) office in the concerned district or sub-division.
Step 2: Obtain the application form from the office and fill the same legibly.  Check the application form with the provided details before submission.
Step 3: After verifying the details, submit the duly filled application form along with the required documents to the concerned authorities.