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Guru Aribam Naocha

Guru Aribam Naocha

Guru Aribam Naocha, a resident of Keishamthong Hodam Leirak has been with Imphal Times since Day 1. Naocha is the father of a son and a daughter. He writes mostly about PR and other notices in Imphal Times. he may be contacted at [email protected].

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Transport Director flag off 50 buses from Langjing Achouba tata parking for Jiribam

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Imphal, May 11:

Transport director Mercina Panmei flag off 50 buses from Langjing Achouba Tata parking today for Jiribam Train station to receive the 1200 stranded Manipuri natives. she expressed that all the 1200 people will be put up at their respective district quarantine centres and those bus drivers and handyman will be at ISBT and khuman Lampak quarantine centre. In the sideline Transporters and drivers Council have also arranged the buses which the govt of Manipur requisitioned for bringing home the stranded manipuris in the second phase from Punjab and third phase from Bangalore.

The first phase special train left from MGR Central railway station, Chennai for Manipur with 1200 stranded people on Sunday at 8 pm. The train that left Chennai on Sunday will reach Jiribam train station on May 12 and all the buses from Jiribam will reach Imphal on 13 May.

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PMGKAY – Status of lifting of food grains by states from FCI

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Imphal, May 7

During the ongoing crisis owing to Covid-19 Pandemic, one of the most important initiatives of Govt. of India is the announcement of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana (PMGKAY) providing free food grains to the affected population. The salient features of the scheme are:
·Government of India would not allow anybody, especially any poor family, to suffer on account of non-availability of food grains due to disruption in the three months.
·80 crore individuals, i.e, roughly two-thirds of India’s population would be covered under this scheme.
·Each one of them would be provided double of their current entitlement over the next three months. 
·This additionality would be free of cost.
 Under the scheme, about 120 Lakh Metric Tonnes (LMT) food grains are being distributed to the vulnerable sections of society across the country affected by the pandemic. Government of India has ensured that all priority households (PHH) under NFSA gets double their usual allocation during three months of April, May and June 2020 along with each Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) beneficiary getting an extra 5 Kg/month than their normal quota of 35 Kg per card per month. There has been enthusiastic response from the state governments against this scheme and a quantity of 69.28 LMT has already been lifted upto 06.05.20.
Govt. of India is incurring an expenditure of about Rs. 46,000 crores covering the cost of food grains, costs of its procurement, storage & transportation as well as distribution upto the point of delivery to the intended beneficiaries at the fair price shop (FPS).  Total cost of operations starting from cost of the grain paid to the farmer upto payment of commission to FPS shop owners is borne by Govt. of India at the rate of about Rs 39 per kg for rice and about Rs. 28 per kg for wheat. This entire food support scheme is implemented by the Government of India without any financial burden on the State Governments.
The PMGKAY covers 24.57 lakh beneficiaries in Manipur (AAY 2.01 lakh & PHH 22.56 lakh) which is about 87 percent of the total population of the state as per 2011 census. The allocation of rice under PMGKAY for Manipur @ 5 kg per beneficiary is 12283.91 MT (AAY 1002.500 MT & PHH 11281.405 MT) per month for three months (April to June). In terms of monetary value of the food grain allotted to Manipur at economic cost of Rs. 39 per kg comes to Rs.47.91 crore per month.
The Government of Manipur has fully lifted allocation for the month of April 2020 but no grain has been lifted under the scheme for the month of May as on 06.05.2020.

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CRPF conducts COVID-19 awareness prog.

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Imphal, May 6

109 BN CRPF under the aegis of IGP  Manipur and Nagaland sector conducted a civic action programme yesterday at Pillow Library Mongsangei Mayei, Leikei village area. In this programme  Infrared forehead  thermometer have been distributed   to Village/Club Presidents of Mongsangei, Mayai,Leikei, for checking body temperature and screening of village as preventive measure against COVID-19. This programme was  conducted  to provide assistance to citizens and to spread awareness  about preventive measures against COVID-19.

During the program Dr. Bidhya Laxmi, Medical Officer of 109 Bn have been informed villagers that Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Village/Club Presidents have been briefed about the utility and functionality of infrared forehead thermometer. They have been further advised to wear protective face masks, to keep themselves safe since asymptomatic cases are also there, wash hands by use of soap and maintain utmost hygiene in their day to day affairs. They should seek immediate medical help in case they feel unwell from nearby PHC Hospital. 

 Narayan Balai, 2IC (Officiating Commandant 109 BN) informed that in view of prevailing emergency in the country due to  COVID-19,  people should  take all preventive measures and observe  complete lock down and follow all instructions issued by the Government as well as local administration.  Vinod Sawant, Deputy Commandant, Inspector Sukhbir Singh and Jawans of 109 BN have conducted the programme maintaining social distancing and other precautions of COVID-19. Mr. A. K. Singh, Chief Advisor, Mongsangei Kanba Apunba LUP, Mr. Surender Singh, President of Sun Club, appreciated the efforts of 109 Bn CRPF in providing infrared thermometer to the needy.

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152 Manipuris stranded at Kolkata left for Manipur

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Imphal, May 5

152 stranded Manipuris at Kolkata due to the lockdown in connection with the containment of the COVID -19 have departed today from Kolkata Bhavan in 26 vehicles including 2 buses. Those deported today were stranded at various places of Kolkata and after the government arranged for their travel they departed Kolkata at around 2.30 pm today. They are likely to reach Imphal day after tomorrow.

Meanwhile state government has been working out their safe passage by communicating to the Center, West Bengal Government, Assam Government and Nagaland Government. The state government is also making all arrangement for quarantine.

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