Ration Card Types & Commodity Entitlements

1. Types of ration cards (options):

Applicants for ration cards are given a card type based on their choice You may like to know the type of ration cards issued.

  • All Commodity cards (Green colour): are issued to those cardholders opting for rice as well as all other essential commodities.

  • Sugar cards ( White) : are issued to cardholders opting for sugar instead of rice. Cardholders can buy all other essential commodities, except rice. Sugar card holders are eligible to get an additional 3 kg. of sugar in lieu of rice.

  • No commodity cards (White) : are issued to cardholders who do not want any commodity under Public Distribution System.

2. Scale of Commodity for each cardholder:

Sl.

Name of the Commodity

Price per Kg.

Scale of Supply

per month

Instalments

1.

Rice

Free since 1.6.2011 onwards

4 Kg. per adult and 2Kg per child subject to a minimum of 12 kgs and a maximum of 20 kg per ration card (except Nilgris district .For Nilgris district an additional quantity of 4kg of rice is issued per ration card. For AAY beneficiaries 35 kg per month at the rate of Rs. 2 per kg.

 

As cardholders

choose

2.

Sugar

Rs.13.50

500 gms per head per month for Sugar option ration cards an additional quantity of 3 kg of sugar in lieu of rice.

In one instalment .

3.

Wheat

Rs.7.50

10 Kgs per card per month in Chennai City and District Head Quarters and 5 Kg card per month in other areas. (subject to availability)

3. Scale of Kerosene supply for card holders

The scale of supply of Kerosene depends on the number of LPG cylinders the cardholder possess. The following table clearly lays down the entitlements:

Sl

Place

Without LPG

Single LPG

Double LPG

1

Chennai City

District Head Quarters

10

3

0

2

Other Municipalities

6

3

0

3

Valparai Hills (in Coimbatore District), Thalavadi, Kuthiyalattur and Barhur in Bhavani Taluk)

5+5

( Temporary)

 

3

0

4

Township and Town Panchayats

5

3

0

5

Village Panchayats

3

3

0

6

THE NILGRIS DISTRICT

(i)

Head Quarters

15

3

0

(ii)

Other Municipalities

15

3

0

(iii)

Township and Town Panchayats

10

3

0

(iv)

Village Panchayats

5+5 (Temporary)

3

0

Price of Kerosene ranges from Rs. 13.60 to 14.20 (per litre) taking into account the distance of the taluk to the oil terminal of Oil Marketing Companies. The current price of kerosene is fixed in various taluks as per the statement below: