Public Distribution System(PDS) items allocated to Assembly Constituencies of Manipur continued to be lifted from certain godowns located at various parts of the State for distribution to the beneficiaries.

In Churachandpur district, Thanlon (Mualnuam) and Singngat Assembly constituencies lifted 375.75 quintal and 1,162.60 quintal of rice respectively on Wednesday thereby completing their allocated quotas for the current month under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY).

Thanlon (Mualnuam) AC also completely lifted its allocated 395.60 quintal rice under National Food Security Act (NFSA), the source said.

Like Ukhrul AC completed lifting of its NFSA rice(967.1 quintal) for August  from FCI godown, Ukhrul, Kakching had also lifted PMGKAY rice allocated for the current month.

Under the scheme, Hiyanglam and Kakching ACs reported lifting of 1,628.20 quintal and 1,765.50 quintal of rice respectively on August 17 the source said. Wabagai AC also lifted 228.64 quintal today.

While another 1,409.50 quintal and 1,730.90 quintal of rice was lifted for Sugnu and Wabagai ACs of Kakching district respectively on August 18.

In the District, there was report on complete lifting of 1,912.50 quintal of NFSA rice, allocated to Hiyanglam AC for the month of August, today. Meanwhile, Sugnu AC also lifted PMGKAY Whole Chana of 74.73 quintal each for July and August.

In Tamenglong District, Tamei AC lifted 1,208.40 quintal NFSA rice on August 17 and 60 quintal on the following day thereby completing its allocated quota for the month of July. Under the same scheme, Tamei AC also completed lifting of its 1,312.65 quintal of rice, allocated for the current month, as on August 17,the official source added.

Tamenglong AC too reported lifting of 1,320 quintal of NFSA rice allocated for July on August 18 while its lifted 76.85 quintal and 152 quintal of PMGKAY rice allocated for the month of July and August respectively from FCI godown, Sangaiprou on Auust 13.

In Thoubal District today, 1,902.70 quintal of PMGKAY rice, which was lifted for Heirok AC on August 18, was distributed to the beneficiaries of the AC,the source said. In Thoubal District,19.4 quintal of rice and 2.45 quintal of chana dal were distributed to 109 migrant workers while another 6 quintal of rice under Open maret sale scheme was distributed to ABCDEO Observation home for Boys, Samaram.

It may be mentioned that the State Government had been taking initiatives to ensure availability of foodgrain during the ongoing lockdown in the State, according to a DIPR report.

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