Imphal, April 24
State Government continues to distribute PDS rice under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) to the beneficiaries of the State to ensure uninterrupted supply of food grains, during the ongoing lockdown to contain outbreak of COVID-19. For smooth continuation of such distribution, allocated PDS rice for April, 2020 under PMGKAY and Open Market Sale Scheme (OMSS) for several Assembly Constituencies(A/C) in the State are being lifted from FCI Godowns located at different parts of the State.
In Thoubal District, a total quantity of 2796 quintal of rice was distributed, yesterday, to the beneficiaries of Khangabok A/C i.e. 2234 quintal under PMGKAY and 562 quintal under OMSS. Apart from this 2.5 quintal of rice under OMSS was distributed to DAPCU, Thoubal. There was also lifting of rice in the district. The lifted rice included 1007.7 quintal under PMGKAY and 205.975 quintal under OMSS for Lilong A/C and 2020.50 quintal under PMGKAY and 479.95 under OMSS for its Thoubal A/C.
Moirang A/C of Bishnupur District had completed lifting of its allocated quantity of PDS rice for the month of April with 2107.30 quintal under PMGKAY and 769.50 quintal under OMSS lifted yesterday. Jiribam A/C also reported complete lifting of its allocated quota for April with 198.21 quintal of rice under OMSS procured from MLALAD Fund lifted from Jiribam FCI godown ..
In Kakching Disrict, there was lifting of 200 quintal of rice under OMSS for its Wabagai A/C yesterday completing its allocated quantity under OMSS quota for the current month.
Tamenglong District reported lifting of 300.35 quintal of rice under OMSS for its Tamenglong A/C today from FCI godown located at Sangaiprou. Lifting of rice under OMSS was also done on 21st April, 2020 in the district for its Tamenglong A/C- 462 quintal and Tamei A/C- 845.50 quintal from the same godown.
In respect of Senapati District, 1248.09 quintal of rice under PMGKAY and 271.29 quintal under OMSS were lifted today for its Karong A/C. Kangpokpi A/C reported lifting of 866.40 quintal of rice under PMGKAY for Kangpokpi A/C on 22nd April, 2020 from FSD, Senapati.
PDS rice was also distributed in Tengnoupal District on 22nd April,2020. The distributed rice are 784.30 quintal under PMGKAY and 318.75 quintal under OMSS covering a total of 4887 household families of Tengnoupal A/C. Lifting of 784.30 quintal of rice under PMGKAY and 373.75 quintal under OMSS procured from MLALAD Fund was also done for the A/C on the same day.