NFSA nominee clarifies on rice distribution

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jul 11 : National Food Security Act (NFSA) nominee of Naoria Pakhanglakpa AC Sagolsem Loken, while clarifying the allegations of non-distribution of rice quotas for the AC, has stated that 1114 quintals of rice are distributed per month  with 4 kg each to a voter (32,700 voters in total) of the constituency.
Speaking to media persons, he maintained that some people of the Kendra, in the local dailies, have made false allegations claiming that the rice quotas for the Kendra have not been properly distributed or provided with less quantity, which are completely false. He went on to claim that the rice quotas sanctioned by the contractor reaches the people of the constituency every month without fail. He added that when MLA S Subaschandra won the election, the distribution process was carried through voter card as there was no ration card available at the time.
Owing to the misappropriation of the cards, necessary steps are being taken up to check and correct the invalid cards and as such the rice distribution halted in between. However, the normal distribution will continue in no time, he assured.
On the other hand, Naoriya Pakhanglakpa BJP Mandal secretary Meisnam Ranjit has clarified that the allegations made by former MLA of the Kendra, RK Anand against the seating MLA S Subaschandra regarding the developmental activities, minimal rainfall etc are baseless.
He further claimed that, considering the lack of ample rainfall which has hindered the cultivation of paddy seeds, the MLA provided water from Nambul river and Waishel canal through six RLI pumps along with four pumps given by the Government and 11 borrowed pumps.
He further stated that 80 percent of the roads in the Kendra have been black-topped after the MLA won the election and claimed that prompt action will be taken up to repair the some of the bad roads in the AC.