Imphal, Feb 19: CAF and PD Minister Kram SHyam today said that since the coming of the new government led by the BJP the state government had procured a total of 5370.21 Quintal of rice in addition to the rice allotted to the state government under the National Food Security Act.
Replying to a question asked by MLA Ranjit, during question hour in the ongoing state assembly session Karam Shyam said that 2039.97 quintal of rice was procured for Imphal West district; for Imphal East the total rice procured was 1162.25 quintal; for Thoubal district 300 quintal; for Chandel district 39.99 quintal; for Kakching district 500 quintal; for Bishnupur district 1270 quintal and for Tengnoupal district 60 quintal of rice has been allotted.
Minister CAF and PD further said that the rice are being distributed through the district administration authority and as the rice are in addition to the rice from NFSA it can be bought from the district authority by any persons on payment of the price fixed by the government.
He further added that at present there is sufficient stock of the rice procured in addition to the NFSA rice and it can be bought by any person on payment of the price from the district authority.
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.
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