Imphal: To ensure availability of foodgrains across the State. PDS rice under National Food Security Act (NFSA) Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) and OMSS including Dal are being lifted and distributed in the State.
In continuing lifting of PDS rice today, Imphal West district lifted a total of 4728 quintal of rice under PMGKAY for three assembly constituencies which includes 1600.85 for Thangmeiband AC, 1459.05 quintal for Keishamthong AC and 1668.1 quintal for Wangoi AC. The three ACs have completely lifted the allocated quota for the month of June. Beside lifting, 2272.83 quintal of rice under NFSA and 2270.7 quintal under PMGKAY were distributed in Patsoi AC and Lamsang AC respectively. 121 quintal of rice meant for Migrant workers was distributed to 2420 persons while 13 quintal of Chana was also distributed in Imphal West district.
In Churachandpur district, 1203.50 quintal of rice under NFSA and 110.65 quintal of Masoor Dal for Churachandpur AC was lifted today. A total of 704.50 quintal of Rice (OMSS) under MLA-LAD was also distributed in three ACs, which consists 150 quintal for Henglep AC, 520 quintal for Saikot AC and 34.50 quintal for Mualnuam, Thanlon AC. There was also report on distribution of 147.80 quintal of Rice and 10.54 quintal of Chana Whole for the month of May and June under Atma Nirbhar Bharat in Churachandpur district.
In respect of Thoubal district, 4035.9 quintal of rice under PMGKAY was distributed to the beneficiaries of Lilong AC (2015.40 quintal) and Thoubal AC (2020.5 quintal). There was also report of lifting 49.50 quintal and 8.54 quintal of Rice & Chana (for migrant workers for May & June). 524.76 quintal of Dal was lifted and distributed to FPS agents of 5 ACs except Lilong AC, the report added.
Ukhrul AC in Ukhrul district lifted 380 quintal of rice under PMGKAY from FCI godown, Ukhrul on June 26.
The State Government has been distributing PDS items in all the districts of Manipur to ensure none to suffer on account of non-availability of foodgrains on the backdrop of the outbreak of COVID-19 and the ongoing lockdown in the State.