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, a total of 2,295.1 quintal of rice under National Food Security Act (NFSA) was lifted today. The lifted rice included 930.6 quintal for Sagolband AC and 1,364.5 quintal for Mayang Imphal AC. For the District all the ACs, except Patsoi, Konthoujam, Sekmai-Saitu and Wangoi, had completely lifted their allocated quantities of NFSA rice for June 2020.
There was lifting of 1,156.4 quintal of rice under NFSA for Chingai AC of Ukhrul District on 11th June, 2020 from FCI Godown, Ukhrul thereby completing lifting of its allocated quantity for the month of June, 2020.
Imphal East District had started lifting of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) rice for June 2020 with 1,670.5 quintal lifted today for its Khundrakpam AC. Nambol AC of Bishnupur District also lifted its allocated quantity of 1,752.40 quintal of PMGKAY rice for June 2020 today.
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.