Imphal: To ensure availability of PDS items across the State, lifting and distribution under National Food Security Act (NFSA), Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) and Open Market Sale Scheme (OMSS), continues in the State.
In continuing distribution in Imphal West, 39.5 quintal of rice and 13.5 quintal of Chana meant for migrant workers were distributed to 790 persons on June 03. The balance stock/allocated quota yet to distribute for the month of June in the district are 3548.3 quintal of rice under NFSA, 13427 quintal of rice under PMGKAY, 1967.1 quintal of rice meant for migrant workers and 59.5 quintal of Chana.
In Imphal East district, the allocated 653.10 quintal of rice (OMSS) for Khundrakpam AC was completely lifted on June 03. Apart from lifting, 348.40 quintal of Dal under PMGKAY was also distributed in four assembly constituencies, which consists 91.13 quintal for Khurai AC, 82.84 quintal for Kshetrigao AC, 89.51 quintal for Thongju AC and 84.92 quintal for Andro AC.
It is worth mentioning that the State government has been taking a concerted steps by providing foodgrains under various scheme to all the district in the State despite lockdown to contain outbreak of Covid-19.