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23 March, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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8.47 lakh families get rice at Tk 10 per kg

BSS, Rangpur

The Department of Food started selling rice at Tk 10 per kg rate among 8.47-lakh families under the government’s ‘Food-friendly programme’ to make rice available for the ultra poor at a very low price.

“Each card holder family is getting 30 kilogram rice monthly at Tk 10 per kilogram for March and April in the first phase under the programme,”

Rangpur Regional Controller of Food Mohammad Raihanul Kabir told the news agency. The programme is running smoothly bringing relief to the ultra poor during five-month lean periods annually since September 7, 2016 under the social safety net scheme.

The rice is being sold at Tk 10 per kg under the programme for five months of March and April in the first phase and September, October and November in the second phase annually. About 25,411 tonnes of rice is being sold to card holder beneficiary families of all eight districts in Rangpur division every month for five months annually under the epoch-making food friendly programme.

Under the programme, eight lakh 47 thousand and 43 card holder beneficiary families of 534 unions in all 58 upazilas in eight districts of Rangpur division are getting rice at Taka 10 per kilogram through 1,473 appointed village ration dealers.

District Marketing Officer for Rangpur ASM Hassan Sarwar said the market price of course variety rice marked a sharp fall following rice sale at Tk 10 per kg, huge supply and ample stock in food godowns and huge rice production.

 

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