Ration Card Maharashtra | Apply Online | Issue Duplicate Card | Make Changes


Maharashtra Government provides several online facilities (e facilities) related to ration card in Maharashtra. Here we will be covering below highlighted things:

Apply New Ration Card in Maharashtra | New application form | Change name/address in Maharashtra Ration Card | Duplicate Ration Card in Maharashtra and several other topics.

Ration Card Maharashtra

Apply online ration card in Maharashtra

Before main online application form, you will need to understand the type of ration card that you need to apply for. Maharashtra government allows you to apply under 3 categories of card. These are:

1. Yellow Ration Card
Annual family income must be within the range Rs. 15,000. Besides this, none of the family member shall be paying any sort of tax and they must not be a Doctor/Lawyer/CA or Architect. There are few other conditions like family is not supposed to have any 4 wheeler and landline phone. Coming to the land part then applicants under yellow ration card are not supposed to have more than 2 hectare rain fed or 1 hectare semi-irrigated or ½ hectare irrigated land. If you satisfy all these conditions then you can apply for yellow ration card.

2. BPL Ration Card
Issued to families with annual income less than BPL index. Government has added few other categories explicitly that include: Vidi workers, Pradhi and Kolhati community, abandoned women, non-working workers of cloth, cotton and sugar mills.

3. Antyodaya Anna Yojana
These are selected from BPL families and include these cases: widows, mentally/physically ill persons, disabled persons, senior citizens who are not accepted by their children, tribal communities. In this category, priority will be given to HIV/AIDS affected persons.

4. Saffron Ration Card
Income range more than Rs. 15,000 and less than 1 Lac annually. Members are not supposed to have a four wheeler unless and until you are a taxi driver and are also not supposed to have more than 4 hectare of irrigated land.

5. White Ration Card
Issued to families with annual income more than Rs. 1 Lac.

Coming to the online apply part then please follow this procedure to apply and get new ration card online in Maharashtra:
• Download the official form from here: http://mahafood.gov.in/website/PDF_files/Ration%20Card%20Namuna1.pdf
• Print it and fill the details completely
• Once done, please submit this form along with other supported documents to the nearest food and supply office (Gram Panchayat will work in rural areas). You can also submit the form in nearby ration card offices (you can get details from your ration depot, they will guide you the best in this matter).
• Officials will verify your details and will issue new ration card once the verification process is over. You will have to pay minimal ration card application fee to the ration card authority. It will be in range Rs. 5-50 only.

This procedure is similar in below districts:
• Ahmednagar
• Jalgaon
• Pune
• Akola
• Jalna
• Raigad
• Amravati
• Kolhapur
• Ratnagiri
• Aurangabad
• Latur
• Sangli Beed
• Mumbai City
• Satara
• Bhandara
• Mumbai Sub-urban
• Sindhudurg
• Buldhana
• Nagpur
• Solapur
• Chandrapur
• Nanded
• Thane
• Dhule
• Nandurbar
• Wardha
• Gadchiroli
• Nashik
• Washim
• Gondia
• Osmanabad
• Yavatmal
• Hingoli
• Parbhani

Check: Documents required for Ration Card

Duplicate Ration Card in Maharashtra

Application procedure is all similar, the only difference that exists is in the application form. Please download this form and fill in all the details. Once done submit it to ration card office and you will be issued duplicate ration card within 7 days after the verification.

Make changes in Maharashtra ration card

You are allowed to make changes like name/address change, add/delete names from existing ration cards etc. For doing so you will need proper certificates/proofs like surrender certificate for changing address or deleting name, new name certificate, birth/death certificate etc for respective cases. Once you have these certificates, you can use this application form to apply for the changes.

This is how you can apply for new ration card, can get issued duplicate card or can modify existing details in it. Do let us know if anything else required. If you want officials to answer your queries then you can use/contact 1800-22-4950 and 1967 from BSNL/MTNL numbers. You can also search and track ration card status live in Maharashtra.

Check: Online Ration Card in India

UPDATE: 11/8/2016

As per latest instructions from officials, ration card holders in Pune district will have to link their Aadhar Card Numbers (UIDAI Nymbers) with ration cards. This process is under the part of campaign where ration cards are getting linked to UIDAI Numbers. All this is being done to curb hefty amount of black marketing that is done using PDS system.

Once the PDS + UIDAI scheme is successful, we will see real time reports of how the supplied ration is being getting used and what measures government needs to apply as per the concerned area. In order to link your aadhar card number to ration card you will have to visit your nearby fair price shop from where you are buying ration foodstuffs. Please make sure to apply on or before 15 November 2016 as any delay in process might lead to serious impact in terms of cancellation of PDS cards even (although no official statements are given in this regard).

1 comment:

  1. I am retired Senior citizen aged 63 yrs, having monthly annuity of Rs. 9907.00 p.m. Presently I hold white ration card for my family (myself, spouse and 2 daughters) I want to change my ration card from white to Orange. Kindly guide