Tripura Ration Card –Eligibility, Types of Card, Documents required, Apply

The State Government of Tripura has started an online platform to access the Tripura ration card services online. As we all know, the progress in the sphere of technology has made it possible to provide maximum services to the Citizens of country via online mode. In the wake of this progress, Government of Tripura has started AePDS (Aadhaar enabled Public Distribution System) and EPDS (Electronic Public Distribution System). With these two portals, the citizens of Tripura can now avail the ration card services in digital mode. Tripura Ration Card is an important document for permanent residents of Tripura.  The ration cardholders can obtain the basic food items at very cheap rates. The purchasing of food items at reduced rates enables each and every citizen to sustain in life.

Tripura ration Card - AePDS official portal
Image: Tripura ration Card – AePDS official portal

This article will provide you all the information on Tripura Ration Card. You will get details on various issues like what are the types of ration card, which type you are eligible for, what are the proofs required to submit, how to apply it, the prevailing rates and many other things.

Tripura Ration Card 2022                                         

The Government of Tripura provides the facility of Tripura Ration Cards to its citizens. The issuance of cards is administered by the Directorate of Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs of the State Tripura. The department performs the duty of enforcement of the Public Distribution System in Tripura. The basic objective of Public Distribution System is to make the necessary food and nutrition supply to the citizens. The commodities included are rice, atta, salt, sugar, pulses etc. These are given to the poor section of citizens at lower or subsidized rates so that no family is left malnourished in the country. The distribution of food items is done through Fair Price Shops in the State.

The Directorate of Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs of the State Tripura performs the role of issuing these cards, the price chart decision of each month and also monitors fair distribution of food essentials to the eligible families.

Key Highlights of Article

Name of ArticleTripura Ration Card
Initiated byState Government of Tripura
Controlled byDepartment of Directorate of Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs, Tripura
Year2022
Types of Ration CardsAAY (Antyodaya Anna Yojana)
APL (Above Poverty Line)
PHH/ PG (Priority Household/ Priority Group)
DeTO Ration Card
DeTO-1 Ration Card
DeTO-2 Ration Card
Purpose of SchemeTo provide the essential commodities at subsidized rates
How to ApplyOffline
Eligibility criteriaDetailed in the article below
Official WebsiteEpdstr.gov.in/rcmstr and epostr.gov.in

Types of Tripura Ration Card

The Government of Tripura primarily issues five types of ration card. Department of Directorate of Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs administers the issuance of these cards. The financial conditions of the citizens is ascertained and the ration cards are accordingly allotted to the beneficiaries. Also, the quantity of the essential commodities to be given to the beneficiaries and the rates are also decided. Let us provide the details on the type of Ration cards issued in Tripura:

AAY (Antyodaya Anna Yojana)

AAY ration cards are mainly issued to the families who come under the Below Poverty Line (BPL). These families are issued AAY (Antyodaya Anna Yojana) ration cards. Under this, the ration card holders get food grains at subsidized rates so that they can their basic food expenditure.

APL (Above Poverty Line)

These families are considered to be in a self- sufficient financial position who can bear the expenditure on food necessities and hence, considered Above Poverty Line. In this, the card holders get the food grains at the economic cost.

PHH/ PG (Priority Household/ Priority Group)

Certain groups of people like physically challenged, daily wage workers, handcrafts person, artisans, tribal groups of state, single mothers etc. are identified by the Government. These groups get the food essentials under the PHH ration card i.e. Priority Household or Priority Group.

DeTO Ration Card

DeTO-1 Ration Card

DeTO-2 Ration Card

Image: PDS transactions in January’2022

Advantages of the Tripura Ration Card

The citizens are not under compulsion to have a ration card. However, there are many benefits of the ration card that a family can have if they have one. Few of them are given by us here:

  • One can obtain the food items of household at very cheap prices. This is of great help to financially poor families in managing their family expenditure.  
  • All the basic food items that are necessary for nutrition such as atta, salt, sugar, rice, etc. is made available to the cardholder
  • Ration card serves the purpose of address proof in completing paper formalities in many cases.
  • The economy level of family i.e. BPL, APL mentioned on the ration card also serves as a proof in order to apply for other beneficial schemes run by Government

Eligibility criteria to apply Tripura Ration Card

In the above section, we shared with you the advantages of having a ration card. Now, we will explain who are eligible to apply this Tripura Ration Card:

  • Applicant should be a permanent native of Tripura
  • The applicant should not be having any other ration card active in self name. One who has an active ration card and wants to apply for Tripura Ration Card must submit a Surrender Certificate making a declaration and the existing card will be inactive thereafter.
  • The members do be included in the ration card must be family members of the applicant
  • Newly married persons can submit application for addition of spouse name in the ration card

Documents to apply Tripura Ration Card

The following documents are required to apply for Tripura Ration Card. You have to submit these in order to get one:

  • Aadhaar Card (All the family members whose name is to be mentioned in the card)
  • PAN Card
  • Income Certificate (as proof of your annual income of the family)
  • Residential Proof
  • Latest Water Bill with your address on it
  • Latest copy of Electricity Bill with address on it
  • Bank passbook front page (Name of account holder, account number, address of account holder, Bank branch name and address, IFSC)
  • Surrender Certificate,(in certain cases)
  • Latest Photograph

Price Chart of Tripura Ration Card

The prices decided for the basic food commodities i.e Atta, Sugar, Rice, Salt and Musoor Dal for the month of January 2022 is given below:

Type of CardAttaSugarRiceSaltMusoor Dal
AAYRs.13/kgRs. 23/kgRs. 2/kgRs. 7/kgRs.59/kg
APLRs. 13/kgRs. 23/kgRs. 13/kgRs. 7/kgRs.84/kg
PG/ PHHRs. 13/kgRs. 23/kgRs. 2/kgRs. 7/kgRs.59/kg
DeTORs. 13/kgRs. 23/kgRs. 13/kgRs. 7/kgRs.84/kg
DeTO-1Rs. 13/kgRs. 23/kgRs. 13/kgRs. 7/kgRs.84/kg
DeTO-2Rs. 13/kgRs. 23/kgRs. 13/kgRs. 7/kgRs.84/kg

Application procedure of Tripura Ration Card

The card holders are eligible to various benefits. Though it is not mandatory to possess it, but it is beneficial to have one. You can apply for it. At present the Government of Tripura is issuing ration cards offline only. However, it is expected that application on online medium will begin soon. For now, we will explain the offline procedure of application

How to apply Tripura Ration Card

  • Go to your nearest Fair Price Shop (FPS) or the District Office of your area.
  • From there, get an application form to apply for Ration Card.
  • Now, fill out all the details as asked in the form.
  • Mention all the information carefully
  • Attach, photocopies of all the proofs that you are required to submit with the application form, paste your latest passport size photograph
  • Submit the application form duly signed by you to the officials on the submission window
  • Remember to collect your acknowledgement slip issued by the authorities
  • The slip is necessary to track your application status
  • Post submission, the concerned officer will conduct enquiry to validate your application
  • If verification goes successful, you will be issued a ration card.
  • The card is dispatched to your residential address.

Tripura Ration Card Beneficiary List 2022

If you want to check your name in the beneficiary list of Tripura Ration Card records, the Government of Tripura has made provision to check this online. For this, you have to follow the given steps:

  • visit the official website  epdstr.gov.in
  • Now, homepage of website opens up
  • In the top menu bar, there is option Ration Card
  • Click on ‘ration card’ and select NFSA Beneficiary List- Tripura in the drop down options available
  • Now, a screen opens before you, here you have to type the captcha as visible on the screen
  • Hit the verify button
  • Now, you can see a new window opens, here you have to fill necessary information like month for which you want to check the name, State, Year for which you want to check the records etc.
Screen for verification of  Tripura Ration Card Beneficiary List
Image: Screen for verification of Tripura Ration Card Beneficiary List
  • Enter all the information and click on View Report
  • The list you asked for is there on the screen. You can check the beneficiary name in the list

How to check Tripura Ration Card Details ?

The ration card holders can check their details in the online mode. For this, perform these single steps:

  • Visit the official website epostr.gov.in
  • The homepage of the site opens before you. Here, in the left menu column of the screen, there is option RC Details
  • Select the option RC Details
  • There is a dropdown list from which you have to choose the month and year for which you want to check the details.
  • Also, mention the RC number in the box on the screen and hit the Submit button
  • The details are visible before you. These include the name, address details, Fair price shop ID, quantity of commodities you are eligible for and you have actually availed etc.

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Tripura Ration Card Helpline

If you have any issues or difficulties with regard to this service, you can talk to the representatives of the State Govt. or send email on the details mentioned below:

Department NameDirectorate of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs

Contact number9436531724
Email IDdir.food-tr@gov.in
Helpdesk number1967
Toll Free number18003453665

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