Imphal: Lifting of PDS rice, allocated for the month of May, 2020, began with Ukhrul District lifting 992.35 quintal under National Food Security Act (NFSA) for its Chingai Assembly Constituency (A/C) and Thoubal District lifting 2051.30 quintal under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) for its Wangjing Tentha A/C on 7th May, 2020. PDS rice of 50 quintal under Open Market Sale Scheme (OMSS) was also lifted for Wangjing Tentha A/C on the same day.
PDS rice under NFSA, PMGKAY and OMSS allocated to 60 A/Cs of the State is being lifted from several FCI Godowns located at various parts of the State. The lifted rice is for distribution 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,
In Imphal West District, there was lifting of a total quantity of 5,618.1 quintal of rice under PMGKAY for three Assembly Constituencies (A/Cs) today .The lifted rice consisted of 1459.05 quintal for Keishamthong A/C, 2,270.7 quintal for Lamsang A/C and 1,888.35 quintal for Mayang Imphal A/C. With today’s lifting the three A/Cs had completely lifted its allocated quantity under PMGKAY.
Bishnupur District too reported lifting of 136.60 quintal of rice under NFSA from Sangaiprou FCI godown for its Nambol A/C today. There was also lifting of 1307.40 quintal of rice under NFSA for Nungba A/C of Noney District from FCS Godown, Sangaiprou.
Distribution of PDS rice was also carried out at certain districts of the State. In Thoubal District, 2051.30 quintal of rice under PMGKAY and 50 quintal under OMSS was distributed to the beneficiaries of Wangjing Tentha A/C today. There was distribution of 50 quintal of rice under OMSS to the migrant workers in Imphal West District.