Imphal: Several Assembly Constituencies (ACs) of the State continue to lift PDS items, specially rice, allocated for June 2020 from certain godowns located at various parts of the State. The lifted PDS items are for distribution to the beneficiaries of the ACs.
Tamenglong AC of Tamenglong District today lifted 28 quintal of rice under National Food Security Act (NFSA) and 96.75 quintal of dal under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) from FCI godown, Sangaiprou. The AC also lifted 48.50 quintal of rice under Atma Nirbhar Bharat for the month of May and June from the same godown. Tamei AC of Tamenglong District too completely lifted its allocated quantity of 113.77 quintal of PMGKAY masoor dal for this month from FCS godown, Sangaiprou today.
In Noney District, Nungba AC today completely lifted its allocated quantity of 75.66 quintal of PMGKAY dal for this month from FCI, Sangaiprou. There was also report on lifting of 2,268.55 quintal of NFSA rice, allocated to Mao AC of Senapti District for the month of July, on 29th June, 2020.
Apart from lifting carried out for certain ACs, there was distribution of PDS items in Imphal West District today. 4,619.1 quintal of NFSA rice was distributed to the beneficiaries of Lamsang AC and Mayang Imphal AC and another 106.5 quintal of rice was also distributed to 2,130 migrant workers. There was also report on distribution of 10.3 quintal of chana in the District.
It may be mentioned that the State Government had been taking up concerted efforts, by distributing PDS items to the residents of the State, to ensure availability of foodgrain during the ongoing lockdown.