Tamilnadu to issue smart cards to its 1.93 users or ration cards from April 1 onwards. This smart card will have QR Codes. These cards will replace the existing ration card which has few pages inside. The Government of Tamilnadu has announced that the existing ration book would be valid for few months as the replacement drive would take at least 2 months to be completed. These cards would be distributed via special camps that would be set up across the state.
Each smart card would have 11 parameters including the Photo of the head of the family, name and address of the members in the family.