TNPDS Smart Ration Card Status 2024 App Food /Rice Card Apply Online

TNPDS Smart Ration Card

TNPDS Smart Ration Card Status: The Tamil Nadu State Government Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has launched a new Scheme namely TNPDS Smart Ration Card/ Electronic Rice Card in December month 2019 and it has been implemented since January 2020. The state government of Tamil Nadu has invited applications of the Smart Ration Card online.

The Smart Ration Card is nothing but an electronic Government Sugar / Rice ration card. The Government of TN State will link this Smart Ration Card to Aadhar Card. The main intention of this scheme is to provide food items like Rice, Sugar, Tool dal, etc for poor and needy people. The Poor & below-poverty eligible beneficiaries will get a white Smart ration card. The state and central government employees will get a pink Smart Ration Card.

The State government will provide Food items like Rice, Sugar, Oil, tool dal, Soap and etc through this Smart ration card to all the beneficiaries who have white Smart Ration Card. The Pink Smart Ration Cardholders will not get any subsidy from the State and Central governments.

Here we have given TNPDS Smart Ration Card Scheme complete details such as How to apply for Smart Ration Card, address Change Process, Smart Ration Card registration Process, Correction of TN Rice card, Process to Check the Status of TN Smart ration card, etc. So beneficiaries who are interested to apply for a new Smart Ration card can follow the instructions listed below.  

TNPDS Smart Ration Card Online apply 2021 Application Form Details

Tamil Nadu Electronic Public Distribution System is shortly called TNPDS. Under this Scheme, the beneficiaries will get subsidy Food Items from the Tamil Nadu State govt. People who have old rice cards are being changed into the New Smart Cards.

After issuing the New Smart ration cards automatically old cards will be disabled. The government of TN is going to release 4 types of ration cards under this scheme. 

They are:

  • Light Green cards
  • White cards
  • No commodity card
  • Khaki cards


The main motto of the TNPDS Smart Ration Card is to provide food items Such as Rice, Sugar and etc for the poor and Economic weaker section families in Tn State. The food items will issue by the State government are 3 kg rice per each Person, 2 KG Sugar, 1 kg tool Dal, 4 soaps, 2 liters of Oil and etc. 

Necessary Documents to Apply online:

  • Aadhar Card
  • Identity Proof
  • Address Proof
  • Income Certificate
  • Photo of the applicant

The Process to Add New Member:

  • To add the new person to the smart ration card, applicants can visit the TNPDS Official website and log in to the Smart card page.
  • And next, Beneficiaries can click on the add new Person button and fill in the new person details like Name, Addhar number, and address.
  • To know more details Click Here.

Step by Step Process to Correct the name, address &, etc in the Smart ration card?

  1. To correct your name or address in the smart ration card, beneficiaries can reach the site of TNPDS i.e.
  2. And Next, Click on the citizens’ login link and open it on the fresh page.
login page
  1. Enter mobile number and Captcha Code and Click on login.
  2. After login the page, Click on the smart ration card Edit button.
  3. Correct your name and address and submit it.
  4. The Correction department will check the re-application form and issue the new card within 10 days.

The Process to Change Sugar card to rice Card:

  • Beneficiaries can change sugar card to rice card by login into the TNPDS web page.
  • The Citizens of Tamil Nadu State can visit the TNPDS site and log on the page and change the sugar card to rice card directly.

How to Track TNPDS Smart Ration Card Status:

Beneficiaries who have applied for a new smart ration card can able to check the status of the smart ration card by following the simple steps listed below.

1st Step:  First, Beneficiaries must visit the TNPDS Official website i.e. or Go Here

2nd Step: After reaching the Official page, you have to click on the Application Status link and open it on the new page.

3rd Step: Enter the reference number and click on the Submit button.

TNPDS Smart Ration Card Status 2020

4th Step: Check your application status displayed on the screen.

An Overview:

Name of SchemeTNPDS Smart Ration Card
State Government Tamil Nadu
Scheme Launched byChief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami 
Scheme Launched year2019
Implemented from2020
TNPDS Full FormTamil Nadu Electronic Public Distribution System
Post CategoryState Level Scheme
Scheme Implemented byTamil Nadu State Civil Services & Consumer Protection Dept. 
Official web address

Also Read: One Nation One Ration Card Apply Online

Important Links:

TNPDS Smart Ration Card Registration
Apply Online Here
Check Status of TNPDS Smart Ration Card
Check Here
Do Smart Ration Card Corrections 
Do Here
Sugar Card to Rice Card Change
Click here
Beneficiary Main person (Head) Change
Click here
Remove Person from Sugar or Rice CardClick Here
Check Smart Card Serice Request Status HereCheck Here
Do Smart Ration Card or Rice Card or Sugar Card CancellationClick here
Address Change Click Here
Add New BeneficiaryClick Here
Check address Change Status Click here
Beneficiaries Login PageClick Here
TNEPDS Mobile appDownload Here

Also Read: TNPDS Sugar Card to Rice Card Apply

Check Smart card Implementation Status:

Smart card Implementation Status:

smart card family card details:

smart card family card details

How to apply for Tamil Nadu Smart Ration Card Online?

1st Step: All Tamil Nadu Citizens and beneficiaries who want to apply for a new smart ration card online can visit the official website which is

2nd Step: Next, you need to “Click on the Smart ration card application registration” link and open it on the new page.

3rd Step: After getting the application form, you will have to fill in the details like the Name of the applicant, Father’s / Husband’s Name, Address 1/ Address 2/ Address 3, Gender, mobile number, Aadhar Number and etc.

Application Form 1

4th Step: Next, you need to upload the photo and Aadhar Card (front & backside). Finally, click on the I accept button and submit your application.

application form 2

TNEPDS mobile app Download Process:

Beneficiaries who wish to download the TNEPDS mobile app can go through the Google Play Store. And Type the TNEPDS On the Search option. You can click on the Install button and download the Mobile application on your Mobile Device.

TNEPDS Mobile app

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