UP Ration Card: How to Apply, Check Status, and Download

byDilip PrasadMarch 18, 2024
UP Ration Card

UP ration card is an official document issued by the Government of Uttar Pradesh to households that are eligible for sponsored food grains and essential items through the Public Distribution System. Usually, state governments issue ration cards based on the economic and income status of the applicants.

If you’re looking to apply for a UP ration card, this is the right place for you to understand the entire process in a simple way. 

How to apply for the UP ration card?

Step 1: Firstly, you need to go to the website of the Food and Civil Supplies Department, Uttar Pradesh.

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Step 2: Next, you need to click on download form on top of the page as shown.

Step 3: Click on “राशनकार्ड आवेदन/सत्यापन प्रपत्र (ग्रामीण)”. 

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Step 4: Download the form that appears on the screen. Take a print out and fill the form. 

Step 5:  After filling the form, submit it in your tehsil/district administration office. 

Step 6: The government official at the office will verify your documents and within a few weeks you’ll get your ration card. 

Documents Required to Apply for UP Ration Card?

  • Passport size photo of the head of the family
  • Adhaar card of all the family members 
  • Permanent residence proof 
  • Income certificate 
  • Current address proof 
  • Mobile number 

How Can I Check the UP Ration Card Status? 

Step 1: Go to the official website of the FCS and click on “ration card application status” option. 

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Step 2: Enter your reference ID and captcha code. Click the button below to get OTP on your registered mobile number

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Step 3: You’ll see a list which contains names of all ration card holders. If your name is on the list, your ration card has been approved. 

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How can I Download my UP Ration Card List?

Step 1: Go to the official FCS website: You will find a link indicating “Ration Card Eligibility List”. You need to click on that link.

Step 2: Open the eligibility list: You can click on district names in the first colum, then click the town name, then click the name of the retailer, and then click on ration card number in the second column.

Step 3: List of qualified applicants: Now, the list of all the qualified applicants will appear on the screen.

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Step 4: Find and verify your name: Press “Ctrl+F” to find your name in that list and proceed to download your ration card.

After completing the UP ration card download process, you will get a soft copy of your ration card. 

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To wrap it up, one must note that the UP ration card is a very important government document for the residents of Uttar Pradesh. This ration card guarantees food security by providing food and other essential items at bargain prices to families with low-income levels. It also serves as a useful tool to apply for different government services and schemes. However, people in Uttar Pradesh need to know about the eligibility criteria and the terms and conditions before applying for the UP ration card.


Can I renew my ration card in UP?

A ration card generally requires a renewal every year to ensure the households are receiving the benefits they applied for.

What should I do if I lose my NFSA UP ration card?

You can report that your card has been lost to the local authorities and apply for a duplicate ration card by providing the necessary documents.

Are there any specific documents required to apply for the UP ration card?

Identity proof, income proof, and residence proof are the main documents that are necessary to apply for a UP ration card. However, one may also need to submit additional documents if the requirements of the state government change.

Can I update my ration card if changes occur in my family income?

Yes, you can update the ration card if any kind of change occurs in your family income. All you need to do is to submit the necessary documents to update your NFSA UP ration card.

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