Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura lift full allocation of PMGKAY rice for May-June 2021.
In a letter addressed to the chief minister, former MCPR member Keisam Pradipkumar also requested to utilise the said funds for providing food grains to the public irrespective of card holders or not to prevent food crisis among poor people facing prolonged lockdown and curfews.
As sparks fly over rice distribution for the poor amid the Covid pandemic, the Department of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (CAFPD) Manipur clears the air.
The Commission issued the directive, following a complaint lodged by one E Rajib Singh and others in connection with the alleged irregularities in rice distribution under PMGKAY in view of COVID 19 pandemic.
The Kanglei Indigenous Martial Arts and Cultural Society (KIMACS) has sought the Manipur government's action to ensure equal distribution of rice to all beneficiaries of PMGKAY and NFSA as many of them failed to get right amount of rice quantity distributed in the state.
Persons who do not have valid ration cards of National Food Security Act (NFSA) will not be covered as per the guidelines of the scheme.
In order for one to become a beneficiary of rice distributed under NFSA, the Supreme Court has made it mandatory to link Aadhaar cards with ration cards.
The 52 agents of FPS started protesting on September 11 at the FCI godown at Meizailung, Ukhrul district for non-payment of NFSA transportation charges since October 2017 and margin money since September 2018.
“NFSA transport contractor Amit Kumar has not paid transportation charges since October 2017 and margin money since September 2018 to the rationing agents of 52 FPS centres under Kamjong district.”
The chief secretary of Manipur has been urged to book all erring officials of Kangpokpi district involved in rampant corruption and alleged manipulation in distribution of food grains under National Food Security Act (NFSA)
The DFPD, in a letter, has advised the governments of all states and UTs to ensure that all disabled persons, who are eligible as per identification criteria of beneficiaries under NFSA, are covered under the National Food Security Act 2013 and they get their entitled quota of food grains under NFSA & PMGKAY as per provisions of the Act.
The Social Youth Organisation has appealed to the government to address the problem of the economically backward people of Sanjenbam, Manipur.