How to get ration card

New BPL Card Procedure:

Documents needed:

Take original documents & 1 photo copy each of the following documents to the Photo Bio center( list below):

  1. Latest electricity bill
  2. A photo ID proof
  3. Address proof

Voter id cards with the current address work well as photo id proof and address proof.


  1. Send an SMS to 9212357123 with the message ‘RCNEW Name in full‘. For example, ‘RCNEW  Karthik M Patil’. This SMS needs to be sent preferably from the applicant’s phone since this number will be used for all further correspondence. If the applicant does not have a phone, it can be sent from anybody else’s phone as long as this person is willing to communicate the details with the applicant. An SMS needs to be sent for only one adult of the family. Within a few minutes, a response is received back on this mobile number. This response is needed to complete the application process. The applicant needs to take the phone or details of the SMS response with them to the Photo Bio Center.
  2. ALL the family members whose ration card is being applied for and who are over 12 years of age need to go to the nearest Photo Bio Center for biometrics. If any family member does not go to the Photo Bio Center (Seva Kendra), their name will not be included in the ration card.
  3. It is mandatory to carry the recent electricity bill, a photo ID proof and address proof original documents to the Photo Bio Center.
  4. The applicant needs to be introduced by somebody who already has a ration card. This introducer needs to come in person along with his / her ration card and his / her recent electricity bill.  This introducer cannot introduce more than 5 families.
  5. The operator at the Photo Bio Center does all the data entry.
  6. The applicant will need to pay a fees of Rs50/- per family at the Photo Bio center for processing fees.

After the application process is completed, it takes up to 6 months and includes a home visit by an official to verify family members, address and BPL status. Within 6 months, the applicant should receive an SMS with a confirmation and then the ration card can be collected at the place where ration is distributed.

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Transfer of BPL Card

To transfer a BPL card, the application has to surrender BPL first in their state & get Surrender Certificate. They can then apply for a new BPL card with this certificate.

Addresses or Photo Bio Centers (Seva Kendra) in Whitefield:

1 BangaloreOne, Mahadevapura BangaloreOne, Mahadevapura BBMP Complex,

OPP. Sengayyana Palya Bus stop, Mahadevapura, Bangalore- 48

Phoenix market city 9008383585
2 BangaloreOne, HBR Layout BangaloreOne, HBR Layout BangaloreOne, HBR Layout, BDA shopping Complex,

1st floor,1st Stage, 2nd Block, Bangalore 84

BDA complex, HBR Layout 9844190073
3 BangaloreOne, HSR Layout(East) BangaloreOne, HSR Layout(East) BangaloreOne, HSR Layout(East),Shop#16,HSR BDA Complex,

6th Sector, Bangalore 560102

HSR Layout BDA complex 9900074164
  1. Gopalappa
Sanjana Cyber Cafe #4, 1st  floor, Anjanappa Complex, Immadihalli Main Road, ,Whitefield, Bangalore Anjanappa Complex 9740234532
  1. Manjunath
K.R Computers Kenchareddy Layout, Chennasandra Bus Stop, Chennasandra, Kadugodi(Post), Banglaore-67 Chennasandra Bus Stop 9449112669
6 Ravi Shankar Nisarga #194, St. James Church Road, Mariyannana Palya, Hope Farm(Post), Bangalore-24 St. James Church Road 9880621577
7 Thahasheeldar, Bangalore East(Taluk) Bangalore EAST Taluk Office Bangalore EAST Taluk, K.R Puram, Bangalore Bangalore EAST Taluk,

K.R Puram, Bangalore

8 Somashekar C K Om Shakthi # 21, R.Neela Somashekhar, Om Shakthi Layout, Kalkere, Bengaluru 560043 Opp Om Shakthi Temple 9845834018
9 Anil Kumar M Pradana Vishwathma Properties #10 & 11, 7th Cross, Nanjappa Garden,

Babusab Palya

Kalyana Nagara Post

Opp Conopy Apartment 9141749456
10 R Narayanswamy Meghana Enterprises #126, H M Main Road, Geddalahalli,

Kothanur Post,

Bengaluru 560077

Opp Anjaneya Temple 9342226995
11 K R Mahadeva Patel Enterprises #20, Hennur Main Road, Kothanur, Bengaluru 560077 Venugopal Swamy Temple Road 9448307210
12 K C Krishne Gowda Mascoat #01, Anugraha Nilaya, Byrathi, Kothanur Post, Bengaluru 560077 Near Water Tank 9880089380
13 Lakshmipathi Chandana Enterprises #108, Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Main Road, Dasarahalli,

Near Anjaneya Temple, HAF Post, Hebbala.

Anjaneya Temple/Hanuman Temple 9008778889
14 Krishnamurthy Net Services Shriranga Shop:#7,

Ist Floor,

V.L Layout,

Opp Park,

Near Whitefield Railway Station

Near Whitefield Railway Station 9591539326
15 Prem Kumar A.M Enterprises Rama Reddy Building,

Dodda Kannalli, Sarjapur Road,  Bangalore-35

Rama Reddy Building 9986865252
16 S.V Raghavendra S.V.R. Cyber Cafe #24,Chodeshwari Complex,

Near Govt Jr College,

Varthur, Bangalore-87

Near Govt Jr College 9611613460
17 Madhura Maruthi Solutions #5/1,Muneshwara Layout, Munnekolalu,

Marathahalli(post), Bangalore-37

Muneshwara Layout 9731265255
18 Rajappa B.V S.L.I.T Compters #64,Muthsandra Main Road, Varthur, Bangalore-87 Muthsandra Main Road 9743518035
19 G.N Rama Reddy S.L.N Cyber Cafe J Prasanna Nilaya, Belathur, Kadugodi(Post), Banglalore- -67
  1. Prasanna Nilaya


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Name of the Commodity Issue price to the cardholders Per Kg. in Rs
  BPL Rice(Akshaya) Rs.3/kg
  BPL Wheat(Akshaya) Rs.3/kg
  Sugar Rs.13.50/kg
Scale of issue to Card Holders 
Scheme Commodity Quantity Max. Qty. per Card in Kgs
BPL BPL Rice (Akshaya) 4 kg/ family member 20
BPL Wheat (Akshaya) 1 kg / family member 03
Sugar 1.2

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