Imphal, Oct 5,
A body formed by locals of 16 polling booths in Khangabok Assembly Constituency – called 16 Polling Development Association has alleged misappropriation of NFSA rice by some agents by distributing it to the beneficiaries deducting at their will.
Talking to media persons at Khangabok Meisnam Leikai in Thoubal district, convenor of the Association Khundongbam Dolen said that there are 16 NFSA agents in Khangabok Assembly Constituency. Out of the 16 , 13 NFSA agents are distributing the NFSA rice to whomever they want forcing others to return back empty hand.
The District administration including Thoubal DC and DSO turned deaf ear to the complaint made by the locals, Dolen alleged.
He further added that details of the NFSA rice released for the beneficiaries have been obtained through RTI and as per the document, these 13 agents are misappropriating the people share, he alleged and urged authority to take immediate action.
Dolen further said that the plea of the people of Khangabok area to change the 13 agents had been turn down by both the DC and the DSO and instead of changing the agents to the wishes of the people and a notice circulated on October 3 put the name of the same persons whom the people have been complaining, as agents.
“It is very unfortunate that the DC Thoubal fails to listen the demand of the people”, Dolen said. He added that the State government should keep an eye on the matter otherwise serious agitation will be launched.
The press meet was attended by members from the 16 Poling station. Co-Convenor, S.Brojen and Publicity Secy., M.Binoy were also present during the meeting with the media persons.
Rabi Takhellambam, a resident of Kairembikhok Mayai Leikai, ThoubaI District has been in the field of Journalism for more than 10 years. Rabi, is well known for his reporting from Thoubal side and Indo-Myanmar border. Rabi is also a member of All Manipur Working Journalist Union, the parent body of Journalist Union in Manipur. He can be contacted by email at [email protected]