IMPHAL: PDS rice allocated to Assembly Constituencies (ACs) of the State for June 2020 continues to be lifted from certain godowns located at various parts of the State.
In Imphal East District today, Kshetrigao AC completely lifted its allocated quantity of 1,812.80 quintal of rice under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY). Wangkhei AC also completely lifted its allocated 2,260.30 quintal of rice under the same scheme on 19th June, 2020. All the ACs except Khurai had lifted its allocated PMGKAY rice for the month of June.
Imphal West District reported lifting of 645.25 quintal of rice for Migrant Workers today. There was distribution of 2,222.36 quintal of rice under National Food Security Act (NFSA) to the beneficiaries of Naoriya Pakhanglakpa AC in the District as well.
Jiribam AC too completely lifted its allocated 932.98 quintal of PMGKAY rice for June from FCI godown, Jiribam today. In Churachandpur District, Saikot AC today lifted 1,640.95 quintal of NFSA rice while Singngat AC lifted 101.42 quintal of Masoor Dal.
Ukhrul AC had so far lifted 2,107.1 quintal of PMGKAY rice from FCI godown, Ukhrul out of the allocated 2,987 quintal for the month of June. The lifting included 731.55 quintal lifted on 18th June, 944.35 quintal lifted on 19th June and 431.2 quintal lifted today. The AC has yet to lift its balance of 879.9 quintal.
Phungyar AC of Kamjong District and Wangkhem AC of Thoubal District lifted 987.70 quintal and 1,830.60 quintal of PMGKAY rice respectively on 18th June, 2020 thereby completing their allocated quotas.
It may be mentioned that the State Government has been taking initiatives to ensure none to suffer on account of non-availability of foodgrain due to the ongoing lockdown in the State.