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5 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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Over seven lakh families get Tk 10 per kg rice in Rajshahi

BSS

RAJSHAHI: More than 7.73 lakh extreme poor families in all eight districts under Rajshahi division have started getting rice at a rate of Tk 10 per kilogram (kg) since Monday, reports BSS. The selected card holders will get 30 kilograms of rice every month through village ration dealers at a rate of Tk 10 per kg under the ‘Food Friendly Programme’. “Requisite number of village ration dealers has already been appointed at all unions of the division to sell the rice,” said Md Muniruzzaman, regional controller of food in Rajshahi, adding “We will sell 2.31 lakh tonnes of rice through 1,385 dealers every month.”

The government wants to provide food support to the extreme poor families during the crisis period. For every 500 families, a village ration dealer has been appointed for distributing the rice smoothly while the widows and physically challenged people are getting priority in the programme.

The food controller also said that the rice selling programme at Tk 10 per kg will continue for three months from September to November. The months have been selected in view of non-availability of work for the day-labourers, he added. He, however, vowed to take punitive measures against those who will engage in any irregularities during the programme.

Meanwhile, poor and extreme poor people of the division are very happy after getting quality rice at Tk 10 per kilogram under the government’s ‘Food Friendly Programme’.

 

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