2,645 tonnes of VGF rice to be distributed in Khulna

KHULNA, The government has allocated 2,645 tonnes of rice for 1, 76, 332 VGF card holders at nine upazilas and two pourashavas of

the district on the occasion of EidulAzha.

Of the total allocation, 2,116 tonnes of VGF rice were distributed among 1, 41,066 distressed families while remaining rice will be distributed before EidulAzha, said sources at the local administration.

They said the allocated rice would be distributed among poor people so

that they can celebrate the EidulAzha amid festivity and gaiety.

Each card holder will get 15kg rice under the special VGF programme this

year, said Khulna District Relief and Rehabilitation Officer (DRRO) Azizul

Haque Zoarder.

Under the programme, a total of 533 tonnes of rice are being distributed

among 35,500 families of Dacope upazila, 484 tonnes among 32,226 families of

Batiaghata upazila, 280 tonnes among 18,664 families of Dighalia upazila, 426

tonnes among 18,433 families of Rupsha upazila, 74 tonnes among 4,941

families of Fultala upazila, 162 tonnes among 10,822 families of Koyra

upazila, 205 tonnes among 13,690 families of Paikgachha upazila, 119 tonnes

among 7,959 families of Terokhada upazila and 246 tonnes among 16,395

families of Dumuria upazila.

Besides, over 46 tonnes of rice are being distributed among 3,081 families

in Chalna pourashabha and over 69 tonnes rice are being distributed among

4,621 families in Paikgachha pourashabha.

Deputy Commissioner of Khulna Md Helal Hossain said steps have been taken

for ensuring complete transparency in the distribution process of the VGF

rice among cardholder families.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)