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Manipur Lockdown: NFSA beneficiaries of Sagolband to receive free rice during March, says MLA RK Imo
IFP Bureau | First Published: March 25, 2020 20:52:43 pm
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MLA of Sagolband Assembly Constituency RK Imo has announced that the assembly constituency will receive ‘Rice’ totally free for another month i.e. for March to those who are entitled to avail the benefits under NFSA.

“I will bear the cost personally which would be around Rs 4/5 Lakhs, which is my duty for the people of Sagolband during such tough times. All FPS/Agents have to ensure that these benefits reach the people with due intelligence,” stated MLA RK Imo in release.   

“I urge the government to take care of water scarcity in Imphal City, which the people are facing the brunt,” it said. Supply of water should be one of the top priorities during these days of lockdown or Curfew, it added.

Everyone is requested not to venture out during the lockdown period, the release further stated adding every life is important and God has given the people an opportunity to be with their family and loved ones by staying at home.  

“This is a war upon humanity and we can only win by breaking the chain which is only possible by social, physical distancing. Let the government to its job, let us also do our duty and take care of our families,” stated RK Imo.

The release further said, the last few days have been tough for everyone across the country including the state. With a total lockdown across India for the next 21 days due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is certainly be going to be a testing moment for all citizens, all the more for the poor and the needy ones, it added.

The state government had earlier announced several measures including giving free rice for the month of April under National Food Security Act (NFSA), the release stated. “Earlier, I have also donated a sum of Rs 50,000 from my salary for the state. As a legislator representing the constituency of Sagolband, I am more duty bound to oversee the welfare of the people of assembly constituency,” it said.

“In the end, I wish all the people of Manipur a very happy “Sajibu Nongma Panba Cheiraoba,” it added. 

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