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e Ration Card Download (PDF) Online Process West Bengal 2024

The West Bengal government has now made it easier to download digital e ration cards from its official website.

The ration card can be easily downloaded in a few steps.


In this article, you will get to know the following details about the West Bengal digital e-ration card:

Let’s see each of these points in detail.

Steps to download e-Ration Card PDF in West Bengal

To download the West Bengal e-Ration Card online in PDF format,

Step 1: Go to the official website

Citizens Home option on Ration card portal
The ‘Citizen’s Home’ option on the Ration Card portal
  1. First, go to the official website of the West Bengal Food Department at
  2. Once the website opens, click on the ‘Citizen’s Home’ option.
  3. Next, click on the ‘Ration Card Related Corner’ option.
  4. A new page will open.

If you are downloading from your mobile, go to and scroll down a bit to find the ‘Citizen’s Home’ option.


Step 2: Open e Ration Card download page

Download e RC option on Ration card portal
The ‘Download e-RC’ option on the Ration Card portal
  1. Now, click on the ‘Self-Service Through Aadhaar’ option.
  2. Next, click on the ‘e-RC /Surrender Certificate’ option under the ‘Download’ section.
  3. The e-Ration card download page will open.

(Direct link to the download page)

Step 3: Download e Ration Card

Download e ration card page on ration card portal
The ‘Download e-Ration Card’ page on the Ration Card portal
  1. On the new Page, enter your Ration Card Number in the specified field.
  2. Next, enter the captcha code in the specified field.
  3. Next, click on the ‘Search’ button.
  4. The details of your ration card will be displayed. Click on the ‘Download’ button.
  5. Your e-Ration Card will be downloaded.


About West Bengal e-ration Card

e ration card sample
A sample e-Ration Card

According to the West Bengal government, an e-ration card is an individual PDF document that is issued by the authority under the Food and Supplies Department, Government of West Bengal.

This card has the same importance as a physical ration card and can be shown instead of a physical ration card.

It can be used to purchase public distribution commodities and other commodities of daily use as specified requirements from time to time at the fair price shops.

In simple terms, in West Bengal, an e-ration card is a duplicate ration card in PDF format.

Eligibility for West Bengal e Ration card

In order to download your e-ration card, you must have your Aadhar Card and mobile number linked with your digital ration card.

If it’s not linked, follow the steps to link your Aadhaar Card and mobile number with your ration card.

Features of West Bengal e-Ration Card

The main features of an eRation Card are,

  1. An e-Ration Card has the same privileges as a Digital Ration Card.
  2. e-Ration Card can be verified online anytime by anyone through the embedded QR code.
  3. e-Ration Card can be downloaded anytime from the official website


Benefits of West Bengal e Ration Card

The benefits of having an e-Ration card (e-RC) are,

  1. You will not have to carry Digital Ration Card in physical/paper format to receive foodgrains in a Ration Shop.
  2. You can carry a copy of the e-Ration Card printed on plain paper to receive the food grains.
  3. You can also show a soft copy/pdf of the e-Ration Card on your mobile phone to receive the food grains from the Ration Shop.
  4. You can download a copy of his e-Ration Card from the website at any time, anywhere, and at any number of times.

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Disclaimer: The Information provided above is for educational purposes only. The images used are for representative purposes only.