2,06,793 people to get VGF rice before Eid in Chapainawabganj

CHAPAINAWABGANJ, A total of 2,06,793 people of the district would get rice on the occasion of Eid Ul Azha this year under Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) programme of the government. 2,067.93 tonnes of rice has been allocated for the purpose in the district in 2023-2024 financial year. Each of the VGF card holders would get 10 kgs of rice. According to the Relief and Rehabilitation wing of the Deputy Commissioner's office, ultra poor and destitute people of five upazilas and four municipalities of the district in "ka" and "kha" categories would get the rice under VGF programme. The sources added that 548.490 tonnes of rice has been allocated against 54,849 cards in sadar upazila, 738.350 tonnes against 73,835 cards in Shibganj, 338.020 tonnes against 33,802 cards in Gomostapur, 174.880 tonnes against 17,488 cards in Nachole and 98.750 tonnes against 9,875 cards in Bholahat upazilas of the district. Besides, 46.210 tonnes of rice has been allocated against 4,621 cards in each of Chapainawabganj , Shibganj and Rohonpur municipalities and 30.810 tonnes against 3,081 cards in Nachole municipality, the sources further added. Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha