The last few months have been difficult for people all over the country, considering the crisis that arose in the wake of the pandemic. People have found it increasingly difficult to afford food for themselves and their families, and that shows the extent of the crisis that has dawned upon us all.

In order to alleviate the effects of this pandemic, the Odisha government has streamlined the ration card procedure to help people procure ration cards for themselves relatively easily.

The Food Odisha Ration card application form 2021

Applicants can now download the Odisha Ration card form in 2021 in PDF format from the official website of the Odisha Food and Civil Supplies Department. By filling out this application form, applicants can now apply for a new ration card.

To streamline the process further, the department has also released the PDS Odisha Ration card list in a district-wise manner. All citizens residing in Odisha who has made fresh registrations for a ration card can now check their names in the eligible list of NFSA or APL beneficiaries.

For the convenience of citizens in Odisha, people can now submit the Odisha ration card application form PDF along with the required documents for the new ration card application.

Candidates whose names do not appear in the Ration card list and want to apply for inclusion of their name in the new ration card list can also apply in the format suggested here.

Application procedure for Odisha Ration Card 2021

  • The applicant is expected to visit the official link of the Odisha Food Department.
  • On this page, the applicant has to click on the “Ration card application form under NFSA – 2013” link.
  • The Odisha Ration card application form will appear as shown here:
  •  The candidate would have to fill in all the mandatory information accurately and submit it to the concerned authorities at their nearest Ration distributor.

Candidates can also fill in the application form online as mentioned in the user manual at the PDS Odisha website:

List of documents needed

In order to go through the application of ration card seamlessly, the applicant needs to have the following documents handy:

  1. Aadhaar card
  2. PAN card
  3. Bank passbook
  4. Income certificate
  5. Caste certificate
  6. Gas connection
  7. Previous electricity bills
  8. Passport size photographs – recent.

With these documents handy, the application procedure would go by fairly well, and without any hassle.

Summing it up

Availing a ration card grants its owner access to more than just food grains. It also makes the owner eligible for several other schemes and their benefits as the Ration card serves to be a document of governmental importance as well.

With the ration card alongside, its owner can avail essential respite offered by the government, thereby making it through difficult times in a better manner. Ration cards have been around for decades now, and have helped people get essential food grains. By streamlining the process even further, state governments are now able to reach out to more people and bring food grains to every household in the nation.

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