How to change Sugar Card to Rice Card

The Tamilnadu government has approved the conversion of sugar cards to rice cards. The process of changing cards began on December 5, and you can now check the status of the Tamil Nadu sugar card to rice card conversion scheme 2021 online. 

Stay with us till the end of the article to know how to change sugar card to rice card online.

How to convert sugar ration card to rice card

  • The Tamil Nadu government's Department of Food Supply and Consumer Protection has handed over eleven lakh Sugar Cards to the state's poor and below-poverty-line residents.
  • Following the launch of the new Smart Ration Cards, the State government has allowed sugar cardholders to convert their sugar option card to a rice card via the official website,
  • Sugar Cardholders in Tennessee can change their sugar cards to rice cards from December 5, 2020, through December 20, 2020. The Tamil Nadu government has set a deadline of December 20, 2020, to change card types.
  • Following the introduction of the Smart Ration card Scheme by Tamil Nadu CM and Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami Garu, the Tamil Nadu Public Distribution System has begun issuing the new Smart ration card and has also informed Sugar Cardholders to switch to the Smart Ration (Rice) Card.
  • According to TNPDS records, 21092855 family cards were distributed, with a total of 67973935 beneficiaries receiving Ration, Rice, Sugar, and other food grains. On the TNPDS Portal, there are 21019410 mobile phone numbers.

How to change sugar ration card to rice card

Tamil Nadu residents with Sugar Cards can convert to Rice Cards through the TNPDS Online Portal. We have provided clear guidelines on how to convert a sugar card to a rice card online on this website. Beneficiaries should simply follow the Step-by-Step Process to Convert Sugar to Rice Card as soon as possible.

  • 1st Step: recipients should go to the TNPDS site,, to modify or convert their TNPDS Sugar card to a Rice card.

  • 2nd Step: Scroll down the TNPDS main page and touch on the link labelled “To Change Their Card Type,” which will open the page in a new browser.

  • 3rd Step: Enter the Captcha Code and a valid 10 digit registered cell phone number. 

  • 4th Step: The beneficiary’s registered cellphone number will receive a dynamic seven-digit one-time password (OTP). After entering the OTP, applicants should select the Next Option.

  • 5th step: choose the Change Card Type option. The figure that has been cleared is presented below.

  • 6th Step: At this point, beneficiaries should select the Sugar Card option at the top of the page.

  • 7th Step: Review the information on your TNPDS Sugar Card on the page and choose the Sugar Card to Rice Card Change option.

  • 8th Step: Beneficiaries should now scroll down the page and choose Rice Card.

  • 9th Step: Finally, check the box next to I accept the Terms and Conditions and press the submit button.

  • 10th Step: The Sugar card to Rice card conversion will be completed successfully. Applicants will receive an acknowledgement ID at the end of the process. Beneficiaries can track the status of the Sugar Card to Rice Card Conversion using this acknowledgement ID.

How do i check the status of my tn sugar card to rice card application online

  • To begin, go to the official TNPDS website and register your mobile number.

  • You can check the status of TNPDS card changes after logging in.

  • Fill in all of the needed information.

  • You will now be able to see the status of your application.

Frequently asked questions

Is it possible to apply for a conversion of my sugar card to a rice card online?

Yes, you may apply for a rice card conversion online from the comfort of your own home.

When do you have to apply for a card conversion and when do you have to apply?

TNPDS Sugar Card conversion into rice card applications will be accepted from December 5 to December 20, 2020.

Is it possible to keep track of the status of the card conversion?

Yes, you can track your order at any moment by logging in with your mobile number and password on the TNPDS official portal run by the Tamil Nadu Food and Civil Supplies Department.

What are the steps for converting a TNPDS Sugar Card to a Rice Card online?

To apply online for the conversion of a sugar card into a rice card, the applicant must first register at the TNPDS official website,, and then register his mobile number for OTP verification. The detailed steps are mentioned above in the article.

What documents are required to apply for sugar to rice card conversion?

  • Aadhar card

  • Permanent citizen certificate

  • Ration card

  • Mobile number

  • Passport size photo