Imphal: State Government continues to distribute PDS rice under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) to the beneficiaries of the State to ensure uninterrupted supply of food grains, specially rice, during the ongoing lockdown to contain outbreak of COVID-19. For smooth continuation of such distribution, allocated PDS rice for April, 2020 under PMGKAY and Open Market Sale Scheme (OMSS) for several Assembly Constituencies(A/C) in the State are being lifted from FCI Godowns located at different parts of the State.
A total quantity of 1437.26 quintal of rice under OMSS procured under MLA Local Area Development Fund was lifted for different A/Cs in Imphal East District today. The lifted rice consisted of 305.20 quintal for Khurai A/C, 511.60 quintal for Yaiskul A/C and 620.46 quintal for Wangkhei A/C. There was also reports on lifting of 1852.95 quintal of rice under PMGKAY and 476.95 quintal under OMSS for Bishnupur A/C.
In Thoubal District, 2165.65 quintal of rice (2051.30 under PMGKAY and 114.35 under OMSS) allocated for Wangjing Tentha A/C and 582.20 quintal of rice under OMSS allocated for Wangkhem A/C was lifted today. There was also reports on distribution of rice in the district i.e. 1358.60 quintal under PMGKAY and 582.20 quintal under OMSS to the beneficiaries of Wangkhem A/C and 1.5 quintal of rice under OMSS was also distributed to the migrant labours at Wangjing area of the district.
Jiribam District, today, reported lifting of 861.50 quintal of rice allocated for Jiribam A/C under PMGKAY from FCI godown located at Jiribam. Kamjong District also reported lifting of 679.9 quintal of rice under PMGKAY allocated for Phungyar A/C today.
In Senapati District, 3683.95 quintal of rice for Tadubi A/C under PMGKAY was lifted today. There was also lifting of 961.35 quintal of rice under OMSS for Non NFSA beneficiaries.
In Kakching District, 6762.74 quintal of rice under PMGKAY allocated to four A/Cs, namely Sugnu-1409.50 quintal, Hiyanglam-1628.19 quintal, Kakching-1765.50 quintal and wabagai-1959.55 quintal, was lifted today. A total of 1870.90 quintal of rice under OMSS allocated for Wabagai A/C-526.15 quintal, Hiayanglam-620.70 quintal and Sugnu A/C-724.05 quintal was also lifted today. For Moreh Block in Tengnoupal A/C, 160.85 quintal of rice under PMGKAY was lifted today from FCI godown, Tangjeng at Thoubal.
In Imphal West District, 124 quintal of rice under OMSS was distributed on 19th April, 2020 covering 1263 households.