Now, you can generate your own ration card from Jan 9

Beginning January 9, citizens can generate their own ration cards (Above Poverty Line) anywhere in Karnataka.

Under the new system, people can take a printout of their APL ration cards on the spot by submitting necessary information. The facility can be accessed by logging on to the Food and Civil Supplies department’s website – ahara.kar.nic.in, Food and Civil Supplies Minister U T Khader told reporters on Thursday.

One has to fill up an online application by submitting information such as Aadhaar number and residential address. The department will send the original copy of the ration cards through post to the applicants within 15 days of submitting the application. The department will charge Rs 100 for providing a copy of the original ration card, he added.

Those who already have APL ration cards can also take a printout of new ration cards. The department had stopped issuing ration cards, both APL and BPL, to citizens about six months ago. People have to apply for ration cards afresh.

However, citizens can only submit the application online for BPL cards under the new system. Applications can also be submitted manually. Besides submitting Aadhaar number, all members of a family should submit their bio-metric details.

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