Maharashtra Ration Card Online - Apply, Check Status, Search, Forms at mahafood.gov.in


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Ration Card in Maharashtra is an important entity. It helps the citizens to grab common household stuff at subsidized government rates. In this article you will get details on some common day to day queries with ration cards. Some of them are listed below:

  • How to apply for new ration card in Maharashtra
  • How to check its status online
  • Ration card application forms in Marathi, Hindi and English
  • What to do if ration card is lost or is illegible
  • Search ration cards
  • APL, BPL, Antyadoya list
  • Ration card offices near to your home
  • etc
We will keep adding more points from time to time. In case you want your own query to be answered here (for which you don't get any hints from here), please write to us through comment box below.

In Maharashtra, cards are divided into various categories identified on basis of colours. There are yellow card, BPL, APL, saffron and white cards. These categories are defined to narrow the gap on basis of financial condition of the family.

Ration Card in Maharashtra - Apply Online

Follow below guide:
Maharashtra Ration Card Application Form
Maharashtra Ration Card Application Form
  • It is 4 page long form that will ask you for details like name, address, family members, UID Aadhar Numbers and similar details
  • Fill in the details completely and verify them properly
  • Attach supported documents for validating your address, IDs etc
  • Visit nearby ration card office in Maharashtra and submit the form along with application processing fee
  • Get acknowledgment slip with tracking number
After form submission, your details will be validated by food inspector of your area. If everything is found to be correct, then you will get Ration card within 15-20 days of the application.

How to add/delete name and issue duplicate Ration Card in Maharashtra

Separate application needs to be submitted for any one of these tasks. Application form format is different for all. Below is how you need to proceed:
Maharashtra Ration Card  forms for modification
Maharashtra Ration Card  forms for modification

  • Check for the respective application form and download/print it on your system
  • Fill in details and attach relevant documents
  • In case your ration card is lost and you want a duplicate card, then you need to submit old PDS card to authorities
  • Pay the processing fee and get your things done after validation check
Computerized Ration Card PDS System in Maharashtra

State government is working towards a digitized PDS system. Development for the same is in progress and you can track the insights using this link: http://164.100.128.64/EPDS_MAHARASHTRA/

ePDS Maharashtra
ePDS Maharashtra

Once functional, you will be able to apply online through above portal. You will also get options to update your details, issue duplicate card, status check, ration card search etc from the same portal as well. For now, you will not see any active service there. All you will see are tags for activities involved for checking food supply management, your nearby fair price shops, allocation, login etc

Track Status and Search for any ration card in Maharashtra

Unfortunately you will not get any online options for any of the activities now (as on April 2017). These services are suppose to be integrated in new version of ePDS web portal at the time it will be fully functional. Till the time authorities are making it functional, you can use traditional methods of getting live status and details for your card. Follow below guide to check status of your card in state:
  • Keep your registration number (mentioned on acknowledgment slip) handy with you
  • Get contact details for your nearby office (we have also mentioned details for central office at end)
  • Contact the officials and ask the details in reference to your registration number
  • Do contact them for status check only if the dates have passed the estimates (i.e. you haven;t received the card within 15-20 working days of the application)
We will update you with instructions, once this utility is ported to online platform.

In case you have any queries and want answer from officials, you can use below contact details anytime:
Toll Free HelpLine No: 1800-22-4950/1967
E-mail: helpline.mhpds@gov.in
Address- Dargah Rd, Javinda Corner, Devanagari, Shahnoorwadi, Aurangabad, Maharashtra 431005
Please let us know if anything.


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