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Chittagong Hill Tracts to get 600 tons of food grains

  • Published at 11:54 pm March 30th, 2020
Chittagong Hil Tracts
Photo shows indigenous women at the Chitagong Hill Tracts Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The grains will be provided to wage earners, day laborers and farmers so they do not suffer during the ongoing crisis

A total of 600 tons of food grain is allocated for Bandarban, Rangamati, and Khagrachhari to fight the crisis triggered by the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak.

Each of the districts will receive 200 tons of food grains.

The grains will be provided to wage earners, day laborers and farmers so they do not suffer during the ongoing crisis, said Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Minister Bir Bahadur Ushwe Sing on Monday.

He was talking to journalists after inaugurating the rice distribution ceremony among destitute and poor families of Bandarban municipality.

He said Tk50 lakh in financial assistance has been given to each CHT district to tackle the coronavirus outbreak that has already claimed five lives in the country. After the inaugural ceremony, 500 families were given 10 kg of rice each, in the municipality.

Bandarban municipality mayor Mohammad Islam Baby, Regional Council member Kajal Kanti Das, and Hill District Council member Mozammel Haque Bahadur were present, among others.

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