The poorer section people are being
benefited by getting 30 kilogram rice at only Taka 10 per kilogram every
month from September in all eight districts under Rangpur division during the
seasonal lean period.
Talking to BSS, a large number of the card holder beneficiary families of
different areas expressed happiness after receiving 30 kilogram rice at Taka
10 per kilogram for the month of September under the government's 'The food-
Poor housewife Latifun Nahar, a day-labourer of village Shyampur in
Chandanpat union of Sadar upazila in Rangpur said she received 30 kilogram
rice from the union parishad few days back to meet food demand of her family
comprising of six members.
I am very happy to get the rice at only Taka 10 per kilogram. It is
unbelievable to me that rice could be purchased at Taka 10 per kilogram at
such a time when the same quality rice is being sold at Taka 40 per kilogram
in open markets, Nahar said.
Farm-labouer Hosne Ara of village Iswarpur in the same upazila said, I
got 30 kilogram rice few days back at Taka 10 per kilogram to feed seven
members of my family and I will get the same for October and November next
during this lean season.
Bulbuli Begum, also a poor farm-laborer, of village Srirampur in the same
union said she is very happy after getting 30 kilogram rice at Taka 10 per
kilogram for September to feed her family comprising of five members.
Chairman of Chandanpat union Aminur Rahman said he already distributed
55.11 tonnes of rice at Taka 10 per kilogram to the 1,837 card holder
I will get more 55.11 tonnes of rice for October and November next under
the programme to distribute among beneficiary families, he said adding that
he also distributed rice at Taka 10 per kilogram during March and April
earlier this year.
Similarly, card holder beneficiary day-labourers Manik Chandra Sen,
Shyamol Chandra sen, Bhabesh Chandra Mohanto and Sunil Chandra Sen of village
Gangadas Baraipara in Haridebpur union of Rangpur said they are happy after
getting the rice at Taka 10 per kilogram for September.
Chairman of Haridebpur union Iqbal Hossain told BSS that he already
distributed 30 kilogram rice at Taka 10 per kilogram to the 2,325 card holder
beneficiary families of his union.
The government will allocate more 69.75 tonnes of rice every month for
October and November next for distribution among the beneficiary families,
he said adding that he also distributed rice at Taka 10 per kilogram in last
March and April.
Similarly, other card holder beneficiaries of different areas expressed
happiness after getting 30 kilogram rice at Taka 10 per kilogram for
September and thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her government for
assisting them under the epoch-making programme.
Talking to BSS, Rangpur Regional Controller of Food Raihanul Kabir said
more than 8.47 lakh beneficiary families are getting rice at Taka 10 per
kilogram in Rangpur division under 'The food-friendly programme.'
The government is providing every card holder beneficiary family with 30
kilogram rice monthly at Taka 10 per kilogram for five months during the lean
season annually under the programme aimed at making rice available for the
ultra-poor at a very low price.
Under the programme, 25,411 tonnes of rice is being sold to card holder
beneficiaries of eight districts under Rangpur division every month, he said
adding that beneficiary families are getting rice at Taka 10 per kilogram for
September, October and November after getting the same for March and April
early this year.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)