IMPHAL | Dec 27 : National Food Security Act (NFSA) card holders of Khabam Bamdiar 18/23 village under Konthoujam assembly constituency have alleged irregularities in distribution of PDS rice in the village by concerned agent.
Addressing a press meet today at Manipur Press Club, one of the beneficiaries, Nahakpam Amji Singh said amidst the apprehension of the villagers over the scarcities of rice in their village due to crop damaged by frequent flood this year, the local NFSA agent have committed irregularities in distribution of PDS rice.
He claimed that for the year 2017 PDS rice for the months of February, March, July, November and December have not been distributed though the rice quotas for these months have already been withdrawn by the agent.
On the other hand, their local agent, Laishram Ranjit has distributed rice to the beneficiaries on December 19 and during which he signed at NFSA cards of the villager at the column of January 2018, added Amji.
Such action resulted serious concern by the beneficiaries who are now facing problem of acute shortages of rice since the farmers have already faced crop failures five times this year, continued the beneficiaries.
Considering the present grievances being faced by the villagers of the Khabam Bamdiar, the villagers have drawn the attention of the state authority to take necessary actions to recover their rice quotas for the said five months at the earliest.
Source: Imphal Free Press