Each person will be allowed to buy maximum five kg of rice once in a week
The government will launch special open market sale (OMS) of rice at Tk10 per kg in all cities and district towns from Sunday to ensure food for the poor amid the countrywide shutdown.
The Food Ministry issued a notification in this regard on Thursday, reports UNB.
Under the OMS program, rice will be sold from 10am to 3pm on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Each person will be allowed to buy maximum five kg of rice once in a week showing the national identity card.
For every centre in Dhaka, three tons of rice will be allocated every day while two tons for every centre outside Dhaka.