IMPHAL: Regarding the charges leveled by Thangmeiband MLA Kh Joykishan that the rice under PMGKAY and dal (masur) assured by the Chief Secretary, Manipur for distribution to the public have not been distributed so far, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution department has clarified that the Government of India has allocated 12,283.905 MT of rice under PMGKAY for distribution free of cost to NFSA card holders (both PHH and AAY) at 5kg per head and 587.503 MT of dal for distribution of 1 kg to each family under NFSA.
In a release, the department stated that PMGKAY rice for 24 Assembly constituencies have been lifted by the Deputy Commissioners and is in the process of distribution to the entitled beneficiaries. Rice for the remaining 36 ACS is in the process of lifting from FCI godowns.
In respect of Thangmeiband AC, allocated quantity under PMGKAY for the month of April 2020 is 1600.85 quintals and this quantity had been fully lifted by Deputy Commissioner lmphal West on 9th and 10th April 2020. Consignment of rice for Thangmeiband AC was lifted in 11 vehicles bearing registration no. (S) ASC1C-1941 (loaded quantity is 138.07 quintals), MN04A-0066 (loaded quantity is 137.42 Quintals), MN016786 (loaded quantity is 138.02 quintals), MN01-7961 (loaded quantity is 158.08 quintals), MN03T-0981 (loaded quantity is 136.97 quintals), MN01-8934 (loaded quantity is 138.47 quintals), MN06 T-0578 (loaded quantity is 137.87 quintals), MNOZ-7927 (loaded quantity is 158.50 quintals), MN07C-4365 (loaded quantity 158.45 quintals), MNOZA-3895 (loaded quantity 151.05 quintals), and MN06T-1044 (loaded quantity is 147.95 quintals).
The lifted quantity for Thangmeiband Ac is stored at a community hall at Khoyathong (near Pukhri Achouba). Sub-allocation for the fair price shops is being finalized after which rice will be delivered to the respective FPS agent for distribution to the NFSA card holders in Thangmeiband AC, it said.
Regarding dal to be distributed along with PMGKAY rice in the month of April 2020, NAFED has intimated vide letter no. HO/IS/Manipur/2020-21 dated 10.04. 2020 that dal of Masur Malka variety will be delivered at Koirengei Imphal on 30-04-2020 after the milling is done by the ETC AGRO Processing (India) Pvt. Ltd. This will be distributed along with PMGKAY rice in the month of May 2020.