A Ration Card is a document issued under an order or authority of the State Government, as per the Public Distribution System, for the purchase of essential commodities from fair price shops. State Governments issue distinctive Ration Cards to Above Poverty Line, Below Poverty Line and Antyodaya families and conduct periodical review and checking of Ration Cards.
A Ration Card is a very useful document for Indian citizens. It helps save money by aiding in the procurement of essential commodities at a subsidised rate. It has also become an important tool of identification now-a-days. You may need to produce a copy of your Ration Card as proof of identification when applying for other documents like Domicile Certificate, for inclusion of your name in the Electoral Rolls, etc.
Families living below the poverty line are entitled to Blue Cards, under which they can avail special subsidies. In addition to permanent Ration Cards, States also issue temporary Ration Cards, which are valid for a specified number of months, and are issued for relief purposes.
We can use the RFID technology to replace the existing Ration cards to automate the process of Public Distribution System. Each user will be having an RFID tag with unique Identification number which will be used to identify the user and give him the discount or subsidies on basic necessity goods from governmental stores.
This kit includes Low Frequency RFID Reader and tags working at 125 khz frequency to fetch the information from the user to process it through microcontroller. Then microcontroller takes the decision whether to give the discounts on goods to a particular user or not. The RFID tag is used to authenticate the user for giving a discount on basic necessity goods to a particular user or not. The discounted price will be given to the authorized user and not to all other users. It will help us to automate the Public Distribution System.
Many secure systems, such as contactless credit cards and secure entrance systems, are built with contactless smartcard RFID technologies. This kit includes Low Frequency RFID Reader and tags working at 125 khz frequency to fetch the information from the user to process it through microcontroller. Then microcontroller takes the decision whether to cast the vote of a particular user or not. The RFID tag is used to authenticate the voter for voting in the election. The voter can vote only once after that the tag will be disabled for further voting in the same election. It is a very secured way of voting in democratic countries like India