Imphal: Special efforts are being made by the State Government in lifting and distribution of PDS rice allocated for the month of April, 2020 under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) scheme and Open Market Sale Scheme (OMSS) for several Assembly Constituencies in the State.
In Churachandpur district, 1192.25 quintal of rice for Thanlon (Mualnuam)- 375.75 quintal and Henglep 816.50 quintal under PMGKAY was lifted today. In Pherzawl district, 630 quintal of rice under PMGKAY and 42.6 quintal of OMSS rice for Vangai Range of Tipaimukh AC and 446.8 and 585.5 quintal of rice under PMGKAY and OMSS for Thanlon AC were lifted today.
In Thoubal district, 1007.7 quintal of rice under PMGKAY and 205.975 quintal of OMSS rice for Lilong AC and 83 quintal of OMSS rice for Wangjing Tentha AC were lifted today. While, 1007.7 quintal and 2020.50 quintal of rice under PMGKAY were distributed to the beneficiaries of Lilong AC and Thoubal AC. 205.975 quintal, 479.95 quintal and 83 quintal of OMSS rice were also distributed to the beneficiaries of Lilong AC, Thoubal AC and Wangjing Tentha AC respectively.
For Tamei AC in Tamenglong district, 300 quintal of OMSS rice was lifted from FCI godown, Sangaiprou today.
A total of 5539.35 quintal of rice under PMGKAY, 3335.2 quintal for Kangpokpoi AC and 2204.15 quintal for Saitu AC in Kangpokpi district were lifted on 23.04.2020. For Fair Price Shop in Kangpokpi district, PMGKAY and OMSS rice were also lifted yesterday which includes, Kangpokpi Sub-Division-1371.35 quintal, Bungte Chiru Sub-Division-451.4 quintal, Geljang Sub-Divison-898.75 quintal and Saitu-Gamphazawl Sub-Division- 854.1 quintal.
In Imphal West district, under PMGKAY scheme, a total of 914.78 quintal of rice including 86.9 quintal for Singjamei AC, 120.53 quintal for Patsoi AC, 587.7 quintal for Sekmai, Saitu AC, 8.2 quintal for Naoriya Pakhanglakpa AC, 67.87 quintal for Langthabal AC, 43.58 quintal for Mayang Imphal AC were lifted today.
Till 5 pm of 24.04.2020, 18,646 stranded persons were provided with ration such as Rice, Dal, Salt and Cooking oil by District Administration, Imphal West.
State government is fully geared up to meet the challenge of positioning a large quantity of food grains in every district of the state despite the ongoing lockdown to contain outbreak of COVID-19.