Govt continues relief assistance

Govt continues relief assistance

News Deskdaily-bangladesh.com

Published: 17:50 23 May 2020  

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The government has continued its relief efforts to alleviate the suffering of ordinary people across the country in disasters like coronavirus. So far, the government has provided relief to more than five and a half crores people from one and a quarter crore families across the country.

According to a statement issued by the district administration on Saturday, 1,82,067 metric tonnes of rice have been allocated across the country till May 22 and 1,62,193 metric tonnes have been distributed. The number of beneficiary families is 1,25,02,948 and the number of beneficiary people is 5,61,48,579 people.

Cash allocation of Tk 104.07 crore has been made for the purchase of baby food and other items. Of this, Tk 81,73,72,234 cash has been allocated and Tk 69,10,38,253 has been distributed. The number of beneficiary families is 75,29,872 and the number of beneficiary people is 3,51,21,547. 

Tk 22.34 crore has been allocated as baby food aid and so far Tk 17,35,05,036 has been distributed. The number of beneficiary families is 5,45,376 and the number of people is 11,67,796.

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