Several assembly constituencies of Manipur continue to lift PDS items, especially rice, etc from godowns located at various parts of the state, stated an official release on Friday.

“The lifted PDS items are for distribution to the beneficiaries of the constituencies,” the release stated.

“In Imphal West District, a total of 2,295.1 quintals of rice under National Food Security Act (NFSA) was lifted today,” the release added.

“The lifted rice include 930.6 quintals for Sagolband constituency and 1,364.5 quintals for Mayang Imphal constituency,” the release added.

There was a lifting of 1,156.4 quintals of rice under NFSA for Chingai AC of Ukhrul district on Thursday from FCI Godown, Ukhrul thereby completing lifting of its allocated quantity for the month of June 2020, the release added.

“Imphal East District began lifting Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) rice for June 2020 with 1,670.5 quintals lifted today,” the release added.

It may be mentioned that the State Government had been taking up concerted efforts, by distributing PDS items to the residents of the State, to ensure availability of food-grain during the ongoing lockdown.

Sobhapati Samom

Sobhapati Samom is Northeast Now Correspondent in Imphal. He can be reached at: ssamom@gmail.com