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28 May, 2020 08:20:42 PM
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Over 6cr people get govt’s relief amid COVID-19 crisis

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Over 6cr people get govt’s relief amid COVID-19 crisis

Over 6 crore people of more than 1.25 crore families across the country have received relief as the government continues its humanitarian assistance to mitigate their sufferings in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

According to the information received from the district administrations of 64 districts as of May 27, a total of 1,82,067 metric tons of rice has been allocated as relief and of the volume, 1,62,193 metric tons was distributedamong 6,03,74,682 people of 1,34,23,504 families across the country, said an official handout here today.

The government has so far allocated around Taka 105 crore in cash for purchasing baby food and other relief items. Of the total amount, Taka 81,73,72,264 was allocated for relief in cash while Taka 71.8157271 crore has already been distributed among 3.7510858 crore people of 79.58304 lakh families.

Besides, Taka 22.34 crore was allocated for baby food aid while Taka 18,08,65,220 has been distributed among 12,15,759 people of 5,59,779 families across the country.

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