TN Smart Ration Card Download, Print | Tamilnadu – TNPDS

In this article, I am going to teach “How to download or print the TN Smart Ration Card in the TNPDS”. The smart ration card downloaded as a soft copy from the tnpds website can be used for proof only.

If you lost your Tamilnadu smart ration card and looking for a way to get a new one then this article is not for you.

Let me tell you one thing, you can’t get a physical ration card online. You have to approach your nearby ration shop or esevai center to get a new one.

Download | Print Smart Ration Card in Tamilnadu – TNPDS

Open the TNPDS website and login to your account using your registered mobile number. You have to enter the captcha code correctly.

tnpds login

You will receive a OTP on your registered mobile number. Input the OTP and proceed further.

tnpds otp

Once you have successfully logged in to the tnpds website, In the dashboard you can find the option to download Smart card pdf.

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Simply download the pdf and take print of that and use it for proof. You can’t purchase goods from the ration shop using the smart card downloaded from the tnpds website.

tnpds smart ration card download

TNPDS Services

Do you know? You can do a lot of things using the tnpds website. Those are,

  • Change of Family Head
  • Add New Member
  • Remove Member
  • Change of Ration Card Type
  • Change of Address
  • Track Stock
  • Transaction History
  • Price

Due to the Indian government’s Digital India initiative, the Tamilnadu government providing all facilities online. You don’t have to visit the shop manually to make changes to your ration card.

Do you know? TNEPDS android application also available so you don’t have to visit the website every time. Just install the app from the play store and login to your account.

You can do all the eservices from the android app itself. If you can’t understand the English language don’t worry! the website and application both are available in the Tamil language too.

If you don’t want to purchase goods from the ration shop then simply covert your card to “No commodity card”.


I hope this article helps you to download the smart ration card from the tnpds website. If you have any queries regarding this article please let me know via comments. I am happy to help you. Share this article with your friends and family.

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