Thoubal: Amid lockdown, the district administration of Thoubal under Prime Minister Garib Kalayan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) and MLA Local Area Development Fund has started distribution of additional rice of 5 kg per person/month at free of cost to all the beneficiaries under AAY and PHH of Wangkhem AC in Thoubal District from Sunday onwards.
The distribution was done under Targeted People’s Distribution System as per provisions of NFSA to ameliorate the hardships being faced by the poor due to economic disruption caused by the Covid-19 lockdown.
It may be mentioned that under PMGKAY, every person above 6 years are to be provided additional rice of 5 kg at free of cost for three months, i.e, April-June 2020 and for those persons who are not included under the yojana, rations were bought under open market sale scheme from MLA Local Area Development Fund.
According to an office memorandum copy released by the CAF and PD Directorate, the projected population of Thoubal District is 303394, while NFSA coverage population is 241090 and left out population is 62304. A total of 3115.20 quintals of rice has been allocated for free distribution in this district.
A beneficiary thanked and acknowledged the Prime Minister of India for free distribution of rice to the needy and deprived families when the country is under lockdown and curfew.
The rice distribution was assisted by NDRF trained volunteers of NYK, Thoubal and the same will be carried out at Phoudel of Wangkhem A/C on Monday