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POST TIME: 1 June, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Over 2,500 tonnes of VGF rice allocated in Gaibandha
BSS, Gaibandha

Over 2,500 tonnes of VGF rice allocated in Gaibandha

The government has allocated 2,490 tonnes of rice for the distressed and ultra-poor people of the district on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr under Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) programme.

District relief and rehabilitation office source said the rice would be distributed to a total of 1, 65, 970 VGF card holders at all the seven upazilas, including four pourashavas, in the district before Eid-ul-Fitr.

Of the total, 27,209 cards are allocated for Fulchhari upazila, 28,899 for Sundarganj upazila, 15,160 for Shaghata upazila, 28,252 for Gobindaganj upazila, 15,762 for Sadullapur upazila, 23,752 for Sadar upazila and 13, 073 for Palashbari upazila of the district.

Apart from it, 4,621 cards are allocated for Gaibandha Pourashava and Gobindaganj Pourashava each, 3,081cards for Sundarganj Pourashava, and 1,540 cards for Palashbari upazila of the district, sources said.

Each of the beneficiaries would get 15 KGs of rice so that they could celebrate the forthcoming Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals for the Muslims, without food crisis, said assistant commissioner and acting district relief and rehabilitation officer M. Saheedul Islam.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Abdul Matin told BSS that said instructions were given to the upazila nirbahi officers (UNOs) along with project implementation officers (PIOs) to distribute the rice to the beneficiaries smoothly within very short time.