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3.30 lakh extreme poor gets VGF card in haor areas

The government on Tuesday launched distribution of rice under the Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) programme among 3,30,000 extreme poor and flood affected people in haor areas.

Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya inaugurated the 100-day programme through distributing food grains at Barahatta and Madan upazilas of Netrokona district.

Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports Arif Khan Joy, Disaster Management and Relief Secretary M Shah Kamal and Deputy Commissioner Dr M Mushfiqur Rahman, among others, were present.

The present government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will provide necessary assistance to the flood-affected people of the haor areas of six districts including Netrakona, the minister said this while distributing rice among the poor.

“I have come here at the directives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to stand beside you during your crisis hours,” he said, adding, “We have buffer stocks of food-grains to meet any natural calamity.”

Under the 100-day programme, around 30-kg of rice under VGF programme along with Taka 500 will be provided for each family for buying other necessary products.

Those, who are not interested to receive VGF foods, they will be able to buy rice at Taka 15 per kg under its OMS programme and Taka 10 per kg under fair price rice sale programme.

Source: Daily Sun, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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