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Govt distributes 13,000 tons of rice among flood victims

  • Published at 06:59 pm August 15th, 2020
File photo: People commute haphazardly due to lack of other modes of transportation in flood-hit Kurigram district Dhaka Tribune

The district administration distributed more than 141,286 packets of dry food

A total of 13,000 metric tons of rice has so far been distributed among the flood affected people across the country.

“The government has distributed a total of 13,000 metric tonnes of rice among the flood-hit people in 33 districts in the country,” said an official release on Saturday.

So far 19,510 metric tons of rice has been allocated and 12,818 metric tons of rice has been distributed among the flood victim people of the country.

The government has also distributed around Taka 3 crore as cash among the flood victims and Tk 10,100,000 has also been given for purchasing baby food till August 14, the release added.

In addition to this, the district administration has distributed more than 141,286 packets of dry food among the flood affected people.

Besides, 400 bundles of corrugated iron sheet have been allotted and so far 100 bundles have been distributed.

The government has opened 1,117 flood shelter centers in the flood prone areas where 35,640 people have taken refuge. 

In flood affected districts, a total of 876 medical teams have been formed where 250 of them are functioning. 

The flood affected districts include – Dhaka, Gazipur, Tangail, Manikganj, Faridpur, Munshiganj, Gopalganj, Rajbari, Madaripur, Shariatpur, Kishorganj, Mymensingh, Netrokona, Jamalpur, Chandpur, Noakhali, Lakshmipur, Brahmanbaria, Rajshahi, Naogaon, Natore, Sirajganj, Bogura, Rangpur, Kurigram, Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat, Sylhet, Moulvibazar, Habiganj and Sunamganj.

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