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22 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Food-friendly programme

8.47 lakh Rangpur families benefited

BSS, Rangpur

The food-friendly programme effectively turned out to be beneficial for 8.47-lakh poor families by providing them with 30 kg of rice per month at Taka 10 per kg for September, October and November months in Rangpur division. “Under the programme, 76,233 tonnes of rice was sold at Taka 10 per kg among 8.47-lakh card holder families during the lean periods in these three months in Rangpur division,’ Rangpur Regional Controller of Food Mohammad Raihanul Kabir. Every card holder family purchased 30 kg of rice at Taka 10 per kg every month for September, October and November in the second phase and for March and April in the first phase earlier this year.

“We have just completed selling of rice at Taka 10 per kg for three months in the second phase during the three-month lean periods,” he said adding that 25,411 tonnes of rice was sold every month to card holder families. The food friendly programme is running smoothly since it was launch by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on September 7 in 2016 under the social safety net scheme bringing relief to the poor during five-month lean periods annually. Through 1,473 appointed village ration dealers, the Department of Food sold the rice among eight lakh 47 thousand and 43 card holder beneficiary families of 534 unions under all 58 upazilas in eight districts of Rangpur division. “The sale of rice at Taka 10 per kg was conducted under strict supervision of government officials, food officials, higher authorities and grassroots’ level public representatives,” Kabir said.

 

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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