How to Apply for a Ration Card in Karnataka Online

Last Updated at: Nov 10, 2020
Latest Update

The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, has granted permission to raise additional financial resources of Rs. 9,913 crore to 5 (five) States through Open Market Borrowings (OMBs). These States are Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Karnataka and Tripura. This permission has been accorded after these States successfully met the reform condition of implementation of One Nation One Ration Card System.

How to Apply for a Ration Card in Karnataka Online

A Ration Card in Karnataka is an official document issued by the government that states about the economic condition of a family household. Additionally, People get food, kerosene, and other privileges by using this card.

  1. Overview

  2. Types of Ration cards

  3. Priority House Hold (PHH) Ration Card

  4. Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) Ration Card

  5. Annapurna Yojana (AY) Ration Card

  6. Non-Priority Categories (NPHH)

  7. Online Ration Card Application Procedure

  8. How to Check Ration Card Status Online
  9. FAQs


Karnataka ration card is an official document that grants to obtain food grains and fuel at a subsidized rate from the Karnataka State Government. Moreover, it is often used as an identification proof while applying for a domicile certificate, income certificate, driver’s license, PAN, etc. Additionally, the Department of Food and Civil Supplies in Karnataka issues a ration card in Karnataka to the people of the state. Further, in this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining the Karnataka ration card.

Types of Ration Cards

Karnataka government offers various types of ration cards. The following are the Karnataka ration card types listed below. 

Priority House Hold (PHH) Ration Card

Priority House Hold (PHH) ration card is provided for the people belonging to the rural households. Moreover, the beneficiary under this category will receive food grains on a monthly subsidized price. Therefore, the Priority category has been divided into 2 subgroups.   Name of the commodity   Price per kg
1 Rice Rs. 3 per kg
2 Wheat Rs. 2 per kg
3 Coarse grains Rs. 1 per kg


Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) Ration Card

Antoyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) ration card was issued to the families whose annual income is below Rs. 15,000 is liable to get food grains at a cheaper cost.   Name of the commodity   Price per kg
1 Rice Rs. 3 per kg
2 Wheat Rs. 2 per kg


Annapurna Yojana (AY) Ration Card

Annapurna Yojana (AY) Ration Card is a special type of ration card issued only to the poor people above 65 years. Therefore, they are entitled to 10kgs of food grain monthly from the government.

Non-Priority Categories (NPHH)

Moreover, Non-Priority House Holds (NPHH) will only hold the ration card but are not eligible to get subsidized food grains as ration cardholder receives from the Karnataka Government.

Apply For ration card

Eligibility Criteria

Firstly, every family residing under the state of Karnataka is eligible for obtaining a ration card.

Documents Required

The following documents are to be furnished along with the application form.

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Additionally, Voter Identity card
  • Further, income certificate
  • Likewise, passport size photograph of family members.

Online Ration Card Application Procedure

Initially, to register for ration card online, follow the steps below:

Step 1

Further, please visit the official website of the Karnataka government

Step 2

Moreover, click on “e-Services” which is displayed on the homepage

Step 3

Additionally, select “New ration card (APL)” from the e-Ration card option

Step 4

Similarly, On the next page, select “New Ration Card Request” to apply for new ration card

Step 5

Moreover, Now, the applicant has to select the type of ration card

Step 6

Additionally, enter your Aadhaar number for successful verification of your Aadhaar number

Step 7

Moreover, the applicant will receive OTP to the registered mobile number

Step 8

Likewise, after entering the OTP, the Aadhaar details will be displayed

Step 9

Moreover, the applicant has to capture a single fingerprint or multiple fingerprints verification according to the selected option

Step 10

Further, on successful verification, the entered Aadhaar details will be displayed

Step 11

Additionally, click on ‘Add’ Button for the application number generation

Step 12

Additionally, if entered Aadhaar card number contains existing family members, then the applicant has to delete duplicating member to apply for a new ration card

Step 13

Similarly, select “Add Member” to update the relationship of all the members in the family

Step 14

Additionally, click on “Next stage” to enter the contact details of the applicant

Step 15

Finally, click on ‘Save’ to save your application successfully

Note: The ration card issue by the particular authority within 15 days from the date of application. Additionally, the applicant can collect a ration card by remitting a fee of Rs. 100 per copy.

How to Check Ration card Status Online in Karnataka

  1. Go to the official website
  2. Go to “e-status” link and click on “status of new defending/rations”
  3. Choose respective option
  4. Click on “Ration Card of Status Option”
  5. Choose verification mode
  6. Put the relevant details
  7. Finally, the status of the ration card will appear

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is there any application fee for a new ration card?

Firstly, there is no application fee.

2. Moreover, what is the processing time?

Additionally, within 15 days from the application date, the ration card is used.

3. Further, can a married couple apply for the ration card?

Likewise, yes, they can apply for the Karnataka ration card.

4. Additionally, can Aadhaar Card be linked with a ration card?

Additionally, yes, it can be linked

5. Do an applicant needs to be the permanent resident of Karnataka?

Actually, yes, permanent residency is required.