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Tamil Nadu is one of the states in India. The ration card is the right of a permanent Indian citizen/ an old citizen of Tamil Nadu provided by the Indian government to buy essential commodities at reasonable price for people those who are earning below 1 lakh in a year. The eligibility is vary from one state to another state. Eligible citizen can apply for ration card in Tamil Nadu. Check below more details on how to apply ration card in Tamil Nadu and to check Tamil Nadu ration card status.

Tamil Nadu Ration card - District wise

Tamil Nadu Ration Card Customer Care Number

Tamil Nadu Ration Card department Food and Consumer Protection Department
Tamil Nadu Ration Card helpline Number Toll Free: 18004255901 and Helpline Number-1967
Tamil Nadu Ration Card Schemes ANNAPURNA [Annapurna] Antyodaya Anna Yojana [AAY] Priority Household (NFSA) [PHH]
Tamil Nadu state officer phone number 04325665566, 04428592828
Tamil Nadu state offer email id webadmin[dot]tn[at]nic[dot]in

How to apply ration card in Tamil Nadu

Documents requrired for ration card in Tamil Nadu

  1. Proof of identity and residence
  2. Details of any LPG connection
  3. Mobile number/email id
  4. More documents

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Tamil Nadu state deatils

Tamil Nadu population 72147030
Tamil Nadu Area 130,051 km2 (50,213 sq mi)
Tamil Nadu Capital city Chennai
Tamil Nadu state language Tamil
List of Ration shops in Tamil Nadu 34773
Ration cards issued in Tamil Nadu 1,11,60,407

Ration price scheme in Tamil Nadu

Commodity Price per kg Scale of supply
Rice Free of Cost (as per Hon'ble Chief Minister's Announcement) ( w.e.f 01.06.2011) All rice card holders are eligible for 5 kg of rice per person (including a child) per month or erstwhile entitlement (prior to NFS) whichever is higher. All AAY cards are supplied with 35 Kg per month.
Sugar Rs.13.50 per Kg. for AAY cards and Rs. 25/- for all other cards 500 grams per head per month subject to a maximum of 2 kgs. per month. In the care of sugar option cardholders, 500 grams per head per month plus an additional quantity of 3 kg of sugar subject to a maximum of 5 kg per month
Wheat Free of Cost Out of the rice entitlement of a family card, 10 kgs per month in Chennai City and district head quarters and 5 kgs per month in other areas are issued in lieu of rice at free of cost subject to the availability of wheat.
Kerosene Rs.13.60 to Rs.14.20 per litre Ranges from 3-15 litres per family card depending upon the possession of LpG connection and place of residence of the family cardholders.

Other Special Distributions Price

CommodityScale of Supply (per card per month)Price (Rs.)State Government Subsidy per year (Rs. in crore)
Toor dhall1 Kg.30314.04
Urid Dhall>1  Kg.30251.81
Fortified palmolein oil1  litre25449.2