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.
In Imphal West District, Khonthoujam AC and Wangoi AC had completely lifted their allocated 2,080.97 quintal and 1,917.7 quintal of rice respectively under National Food Security Act (NFSA) today. With today’s lifting all the ACs of the District had completely lifted their allocated quotas of NFSA rice for the month of June. Apart from lifting, 1,674.85 quintal of NFSA rice was also distributed to the beneficiaries of Keishamthong AC of the District.
There was report on lifting of rice in Imphal East District as well today. Andro AC and Heingang AC lifted 1,828.05 quintal and 1,890.05 quintal of rice respectively under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) thereby completing their allocated quotas.
In Tamenglong District too, Tamei AC under Tamei Sub-Division lifted 60.10 quintal of PMGKAY rice from FCI godown, Sangaiprou. Karong AC of Senapati District also lifted 2,160.20 quintal of rice under the same scheme today.
Churachandpur District reported lifting of 1,741.45 quintal of rice under NFSA for its Henglep AC today. Singngat AC of the District also lifted 981.25 quintal of PMGKAY rice completing its allocated quantity for the month of June. There was also report on lifting of 1,050 quintal of rice under PMGKAY for Tengnoupal AC on 16th June, 2020.
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.