Category QuantityPrice (₹ per kg)
 Antodaya Anna Yojana (AAY)

 35 kgs per household
  3 Rice
  2 Wheat

 Priority 5 kgs per person
 (wheat and rice combined)
  3 Rice
  2 Wheat


Phase 1: Existing card holders: 20 August 2013
 Families People (lakh)
 Antyodaya Card Holders (AAY)
 103421 5.1
 Below Poverty Line Card Holders (BPL)
 262743 12.56
 Resettlement Colony Ration Card Holders (RCRC)
 115867 12.76
 Jhuggi Ration Card Holders (JRC)
 40506 1.95

Phase 2: All remaining eligible households (42 lakh)
Geographically, socially and occupationally vulnerable groups
No Income Proof required
Slum Dwellers
Residents of resettlement colony of F,G & H categories 
Rural notified abadies in rural villages
Certificate from revenue Authorities
Self certification and field verification
TransgenderSelf certification
Families with disabled people
Prescribed medical certificate (as defined in Persons with Disabilities Act 1995)
Single women
(including widows, unmarried, separated and deserted)
Self certification and field verification
Children living without protection
Self certification and field verification
Occupationally vulnerable groups such as
  • ragpickers
  • unskilled construction workers
  • porters
  • casual daily wage labourers
  • casual domestic workers
  • cycle rickshaw drivers
  • unskilled workers in small household enterprises
  • unskilled workers in household industries
Self certification and field verification
Economically vulnerable groups
Income proof required
Other households with annual income of less than ₹ 1 lakh
Income certificate by the revenue department

Even if they meet the eligibility criteria, these families will not be entitled if any member
Owns a four wheeler or heavy vehicle, except commercial vehicle for livelihood)
Owns a building/land in any of the A to E category colonies of Delhi
Receives ration or food subsidy under any other scheme 
Income tax payee
Employee of the central or state government, local bodies, corporation / autonomous bodies
Electricity connection above 2 KW


 Supporting Documents Details
Of the eldest woman who is not less than 18 years of age as the head of the household
 Copy of Aadhar cards of all family membersAadhar Enrolment Centres
 Residence proof, if necessary
Only if residence is different from that in Aadhar card. In case of homeless families, residence proof is not required
 Electricity Bill, if necessary
Electricity bill with residential address
 Income certificate, if necessary
Issued by the revenue department
 Existing Ration Card, if available
If any member of the household has a ration card
 Any category specific certificate, if necessary
As specified in the Eligibility Section


98 Samajik Suvidha Sangam Kendras (GRC-SKs)
70 circle offices (Department of Food and Supplies)

[Please collect perforated receipt at the bottom of the application form as proof of submission]


For expert assistance and to contact other members of the state campaign, please contact
Amrita Johri at

Fair Price Shops


Call 1967 or 1800 110 841


Minister (Department of Food and Supplies)
Assistant Commissioners  (Department of Food and Supplies)
Circle Officers (Department of Food and Supplies)
Members of Parliament - Lok Sabha | Rajya Sabha


Public Information Officers (Right to Information application)


Central Complaint Room (Food and Supplies Department)
Director (Directorate of Vigilance)
Public Grievances Commission (Government of NCT of Delhi)


Citizen Charter
Service Period
Competent Authority
Appellate Authority
Issue of new ration card
 45 days
Asst Commissioner
Commissioner10 per day subject to a cap of 200




Use Facebook to complain against ration shops (Vishal Kant, The Hindu, 10 October 2014)

Sheila Dixit steps in to stop fair price shops’ shutdown (Indian Express, 2 October 2014)

More people added to Food Security Programme (India TV, 30th June, 2014)

500 gm sugar added to food security plan (28 June, 2014)

4 lakh more get food security cover (Times of India, 1st July, 2014)

Delhi Government Adds More People to Food Security Programme  (NDTV, 30th June, 2014)

HC notice to govt over plea on Food Security card data (Indian Express, 4 June 2014)

Delhi Govt to Issue 10 Lakh Food Security Ration Cards (Outlook 3 June 2014)

9.4 lakh households eligible to avail of benefits under the Food Security Scheme (The Hindu, 3 June 2014)

Notice to Govt on Giving Aadhar Card Details for Food Card (Outlook 28 May 2014)

BJP urges LG to take action against 'mandi mafias' (Business Standard, 2 May 2014)

Chemists, ration shops raided in anti-graft drive by four government departments (Times of India, May 1, 2014)

Ration shop stock data to go online (Deccan Herald, 29 April 2014)

Annshree scheme ends, ration from May (Times of India, 15 April 2014)

How is Food Security Act enforced without framing rules, asks Delhi High Court (The Economic Times, 12 March 2014)
Fair price shop can't be allotted to BPL card holder: HC (Business Standard, 11 March 2014)
Cash-for-food scheme to wind up (The Economic Times, Ambika Pandit, 4 March 2014)
Move to make Aadhaar must challenged (The Times of India, 4 March 2014)
Sheila Dikshit, Arvind Kejriwal cheated people on food scheme: Harsh Vardhan (India Today, 3 March 2014)
Sheila programme to be merged with Sonia’s food security scheme (Hindustan Times, Neelam Pandey, 1 March 2014)

Stop identifying food scheme beneficiaries: Election Commission (TOI, 25 October 2013)
Six food officials suspended for irregularities (One India, 15 October 2013)
Aadhaar: The confusion continues (Ketki Angre, NDTV, 15 October 2013)
Centre mulls packed grain under PDS (Deepak Kumar Dash, TNN, 15 October 2013)
Revealed: How food grains meant for Delhi's poorest are ending up on the black market (Mail Today, 14 October 2013)
Headlines Today cameras capture trucks diverting PDS wheat meant for Delhi's poor to private flour mills (Harish Sharma/Arun Singh, Headlines Today, 14 October 2013)
Despite SC order, Aadhaar still mandatory for food scheme in Delhi (Sowmya Ashok, The Hindu, 9 October 2013)
After Chhattisgarh, Delhi govt to take food distribution system online (Ruhi Bhasin, 2 October 2013)
Delhi govt receiving 50,000 applications daily on food scheme (Zee TV, 23 September 2013)
9 lakh forms submitted, says Yusuf (Asian Age, 23 September 2013)
Delhi elections may hamper distribution of food security smart cards (Asian Age, 22 September 2013)
"Food security scheme: Not a simple and hassle-free process" (Sowmiya Ashok, The Hindu, 22 September 2013)
Poor quality grains from Delhi (Sowmiya Ashok, The Hindu, 22 September 2013)
India Matters: Food secure in the Capital (NDTV, 20 September 2013)
Meanwhile, CM distributes food security benefits (Express News Service, 2 September 2013)
Food Security Scheme to reach 74 lakh beneficiaries by Jan 2014, says Sheila Dixit (NewsTrack India, 1 September 2013)
Food security scheme: Distribution of grains starts in Delhi (Economic Times, 1 September 2013)
Govt. finalises eligibility criteria for food security programme (The Hindu, 30 August 2013)
Food security scheme launch today (Hindustan Times, 20 August 2013)
Delhi food security scheme to benefit 32 lakh (Sowmiya Ashok, The Hindu, 27 July 2013)