How to Change TNPDS Sugar Card to Rice Card? Apply for Smart Ration card Online

TNPDS Sugar Card to Rice Card

TNPDS Sugar Card to Rice Card Change: The Department of Food Supply and Consumer Protection, Government of Tamil Nadu has distributed more than eleven lakh Suger Cards to the Poor and Below Poverty line People in TN state.

After Launching the New Smart Ration Cards, the State government has given permission to the sugar cardholders to convert their Sugar option card to Rice Card through the official website which is 

So, the TN state Sugar Cardholders could change your sugar card to Rice Card from 05.12.2020 to 20.12.2020. The Tamil Nadu govt has declared a deadline to change card type till 20th December 2020.

After introducing the Smart Ration card Scheme by the Tamil Nadu CM Cheif Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami Garu, the Tamil Nadu Public Distribution System has started distributing the New Smart ration card and also intimated to the Sugar Cardholders to Covert from Sugar card to Smart Ration (Rice) Card.

The TNPDS has extended the deadline to modify the Ration Card address, adding the New member, Change Address in Sugar Card, and Sugar Card to Rice Card Conversion. 

TNPDS Sugar Card to Rice Card Apply How to Change Ration card Online?

Citizens of Tamil Nadu who have Sugar Cards can Change to Rice Card through the TNPDS Online Portal. On this page, we have presented Clear notes about the Conversion of Sugar Card to Rice Card Online. Beneficiaries should simply follow the Steps by Step Process and Convert your Sugar to Rice Card Immediately. 

As per the Records given by the TNPDS, there were 21092855 Family cards distributed and also 67973935 beneficiaries were benefited from the Ration, Rice, Sugar, and other food grains.  Overall 21019410 Mobile numbers registered on the TNPDS Portal.

Also Check: TNPDS Smart Ration Card Status Online

List of Services Offered by the TNPDS Portal:

  • User Entry
  • Department Login
  • NFSA Tamil Nadu Reports
  • Add Member
  • Change the Address
  • Remove Family Member
  • Electronic Card Apply Online
  • Electronic Card Status 
  • Copy of Family Electronic Cards


Name of the PostSugar Card to Rice Card
Name of the CardSmart Ration Card
Department NameDepartment of Food Supply and Consumer Protection, Government of Tamil Nadu
State Tamil Nadu
Post CategoryState govt Scheme
Free Helpline Number1967 or
Deadline to Chage Card type20th December 2020

The Process to Change TNPDS Sugar Card to Rice Card Online?

1st Step: To change or Convert the TNPDS Sugar card to Rice Card, beneficiaries should go through the TNPDS portal i.e.

2nd Step: Scroll down the TNPDS home page and tap on the link of “To Change their Card Type” and open the page on the new Browser.

TNPDS Sugar Card to rice card link

3rd Step: Provide the Valid 10 digits Registered Cell Number and Captcha Code.

enter mobile nunber

4th Step: A Dynamic seven digits one Time password (OTP) will be delivered to the beneficiary’s registered mobile Number. Applicants should enter the OTP and Click on the Next Option.

enter otp

5th Step: Then, Select the Change Card type Option. The Cleared figure is shown below.

TNPDS Sugar Card type

6th Step: Here, beneficiaries should click on the Sugar Card button which is placed on the top of the page.

7th Step: Check your TNPDS Sugar Card Details displayed on the Page and select the Sugar Card to Rice Card Change Option.

Select ration Card type

8th Step: Now, beneficiaries should scroll down the page and select the Rice Card option. The clear figure is shown below.

select the No Commodity Card

9th Step: Next, you need to tap on the I accept Terms and Conditions box and hit on the submit button.

hit on submit

10th Step: Successfully, the conversion of Sugar card to rice card will be finished. On the final stage, applicants will get the acknowledgment ID. Beneficiaries can use this acknowledgment ID and trach the status of the Sugar card to Rice Card Conversion.

final stage

Also check: TNPSC Smart Ration Card Status Apply Online

Note: The above-given Procedure for changing the TN Sugar Card to rice is Old Process. We will update the new Procedure to Convert the TNPDS Sugar Card to Rice (ration) Card here soon. Please keep in touch with this page. Thank you.

Also Check: One nation One ration Card Apply Online

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