Imphal: PDS rice allocated for the month of May, 2020 continues to be lifted from several FCI Godowns located at various parts of the State. In Imphal West District, a total quantity of 785.14 quintal of rice under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) was lifted today. The lifted rice consisted of 627.14 quintal for Konthoujam Assembly Constituency (A/C) and 158 quintal for Patsoi A/C.
In respect of Kakching District, Hiyanglam A/C lifted 104.92 quintal of rice under PMGKAY and 481.24 quintal under OMSS from FCS Godown, Sangaiprou today. Kakching A/C of the District also reported lifting of 1,948.70 quintal of rice under NFSA from the same godown. There was lifting of 2,140.44 quintal of rice under NFSA in Senapati District too for its Mao A/C.
In Thoubal District, 541.70 quintal under NFSA, 540 quintal under PMGKAY and 279.95 under OMSS for Thoubal A/C; 1,830 quintal under PMGKAY and 65 quintal under OMSS for Wangkhem A/C; 507.04 quintal under NFSA for Khangabok A/C was lifted today. There was distribution of 1070 quintal of rice under NFSA to the beneficiaries of Thoubal A/C of the District.
For Tamenglong District, Tamei A/C lifted 925 quintal of rice under NFSA today. Tamenglong A/C of the District also lifted 1,540.7 quintal under NFSA. There was lifting of 517 quintal of rice under PMGKAY for Nungba A/C of Noney District too.
A total quantity of 4,848.10 quintal of rice under NFSA was lifted on 12th May, 2020 for Imphal East District consisting of 2,097.35 quintal, 1,196.10 quintal and 1,554.65 quintal for Thongju A/C, Yaiskul A/C and Keirao A/C respectively. The District also reported lifting of rice under OMSS on the same day consisting of 693.90 quintal for Thongju A/C, 733.35 quintal for Keirao A/C and 511.60 quintal for Yaiskul A/C.
Keishamthong A/C of Imphal West District lifted 211.35 quintal of rice under OMSS on 12th May, 2020. There was lifting of rice under NFSA for Bishnupur A/C (2,018.40 quintal) and Tengnoupal A/C (920 quintal) on the same day. In Kangpokpi District, 1,086.55 quintal of rice was also lifted on 12th May, 2020.
The PDS rice allocated under PMGKAY, National Food Security Act (NFSA) and Open Market Sale Scheme (OMSS) are lifted for distribution to the beneficiaries of the State to ensure uninterrupted supply of food grain, specially rice, during the ongoing lockdown to contain outbreak of COVID-19.