• Ahara Karnataka Ration Card

    Karnataka State government offers ration cards to households that are eligible to purchase subsidised food grain from the Public Distribution System under the National Food Security Act. Issued by the Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs department (ahara.kar.nic.in), it serves as an identity proof.

    In Karnataka, the system has been implemented to distribute the ration to the weaker sections identified by various sources and provide food security to them. Here, we provide all the necessary information that you need to know about the ration card offered by the Karnataka government.

    Karnataka Ration Card List from Ahara

    In order to check the Karnataka ration card list, you need to follow the steps mentioned below:

    • Visit the official website of Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs department (ahara.kar.nic.in)
    • Click on ‘e-services' tab
    • Next, click on the ‘e-ration' link
    • Select the ‘Village list’ tab
    • Select district, taluk, gram panchayat, and village and click on ‘go’
    • On doing so, the list of all the ration cards of the selected village appears on the screen

    Karnataka Ration Card Eligibility

    Ration Cards Eligibility
    Priority Household (PHH) ration card These ration cards are issued to citizens belonging to the rural areas of the state.
    Annapurna Yojna Ration Cards They are issued to poor citizens of the state who are above the age of 65 years
    Antyodaya Anna Yojna Ration Cards These cards are provided to households or families having annual income below Rs.15,000
    Non-Priority Household Ration Cards - NPHH The cards are issued to the families having a stable annual income

    Documents Required to apply for Karnataka Ration Card?

    The documents which needs to be submitted while applying for the Karnataka ration card are as follows:

    • Passport size photograph
    • Address proof
    • Identity proof
    • Age proo
    • Income proof
    • Certificate from the Ward Councillor or Pradhan
    • Tenancy agreement in case applicant is a tenant

    How to Apply Online for Karnataka Ration Card (Ahara Portal)

    You can apply for the ration card in Karnataka online. All you need to do is follow the steps listed below:

    • Visit the official website of Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs department (ahara.kar.nic.in)
    • Click on the ‘E-services’ tab
    • Choose ‘New Ration Card’ under ‘e-Ration Card’
    • Select the preferred language
    • Next, click on ‘New Ration card request’
    • Select the type of ration card
    • Enter the Aadhaar number and click on ‘Go’
    • On successful verification, authenticate with OTP or finger Print verification
    • On selecting OTP, an SMS will be sent to the registered mobile number by the department
    • Enter the OTP and click on ‘Go’
    • On successful verification, Aadhaar details will be displayed on the screen
    • Click on the ‘Add’ button so that the application is accepted, and an application number is generated
    • Next, fill in the details asked for
    • Once done submit the application

    How to Check Ration Card Status Online?

    After you apply for the ration card, the status can be checked online. In order to do so, follow the steps mentioned below:

    • Visit the official website of Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs department (ahara.kar.nic.in)
    • Click on the E-services tab
    • Scroll to ‘E-status’
    • Select ‘Status of the new/defending ration card’
    • Next, click on the appropriate division
    • Choose ‘Status of Ration card’
    • Select ‘verification type’
    • Enter the RC number and click on ‘Go’
    • On doing so, the status will be displayed on the screen

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. Do I need to pay any application fee while applying for a new ration card?

      No, you need not pay any application fee while applying for a new ration card.

    2. In how many days can I expect the Karnataka ration card after applying for it?

      The ration card will be issued within 15 days from the date of application.

    3. Can I link the Aadhaar number to my ration card?

      Yes, the Aadhaar number can be linked to the ration card.

    4. Can newly married couples of the state apply for the ration card?

      Yes, newly married couples of the state can apply for the Karnataka ration card.

    5. Is it mandatory to be a permanent resident of the state to be eligible for the ration card?

      Yes, you need to be a permanent resident of the state in order to be eligible for the ration card.

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