VGF rice distributed in Panchagarh

PANCHAGARH, A total of 1,759.215 tonnes of Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) rice was distributed in all five upazilas including three pourashabhas in the district here today.

Earlier, the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief allocated the rice for distribution among one lakh 17 thousand and 281 poor families in the district to assist them in celebrating the upcoming EidulFitr festivity, official sources said.

Each of the cardholder got 15kg of VGF rice.

We completed distribution of the rice among the listed VGF card holder families with assistance of the upazila administrations, local public representatives and union level committees, said Deputy Commissioner (DC) Sabina Yasmin.

Under the programme, 23.100 tonnes of rice was distributed among 1,540 VGF

card holders in Debiganj pourashabha, 69.315 tonnes of rice among 4,621 card

holders in Panchagarh pourashabha and 46.215 tonnes of rice among 3,081 card

holders in Boda pourashabha, sources said.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)