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Ultra-poor families to get rice Tk10 per kg for 3 months

  • Published at 07:03 pm August 29th, 2018
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File photo of locals in Dhaka's Farmgate queuing up in front of a Trading Corporation of Bangladesh OMS truck to buy their daily commodities Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The food minister asks district food control officers to remain alert against all kinds of irregularities and corruption

Food Minister Qamrul Islam on Wednesday said the government will start selling rice at Tk10 per kg among five million ultra-poor families across the country from next month under a food-friendly program.

The minister came up with the announcement during a meeting at the Food Directorate.

An ultra-poor family can buy maximum 30 kg rice at a time at Tk10 during the months of September, October and November.

He said the government does not want to see any irregularity in the food-friendly program ahead of the national election. 

"No one will be spared if any irregularities found during the three-month program."

He asked district food control officers to remain alert against all kinds of irregularities and corruption.

The minister said this time the government will distribute nutritious rice in Kurigram, Keraniganj in Dhaka, Kaliganj in Gazipur, Sarail in Brahmanbaria, Moksedpur in Gopalganj, Faridpur Sadar and Bijoynagar, Bamna upazila in Barguna and Ramganj in Lakshmipur.

Nutritious rice will gradually be distributed in all upazilas, he added.