RANGPUR, Aug 20, 2018 : Over 4.22-lakh poor and distressed families
of the district got 20kg rice each under the government’s special Vulnerable
Group Feeding (VGF) programme before Eid.
“Under the programme, distribution of 4,168.61 tonnes rice completed here
today for assisting the poorer section people to celebrate the upcoming Eid-
ul-Azha with festivity,” said Acting District Relief and Rehabilitation
Officer (DRRO) Abul Hayat.
Earlier, the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief allocated the
huge quantity of VGF rice for distribution among the card holder families in
all eight upazilas and three pourashabhas in the district.
The upazila administrations with assistance of local public
representatives and union level committees distributed the rice among the VGF
card holder families of the district.
“Each of the selected beneficiary family received 20 kg VGF rice on the
Eid-ul-Azha all 77 unions under eight upazilas and three pourashabhas in the district,” the Acting DRRO said.
Under the programme, 537.30 tonnes of rice was distributed among 26,865
beneficiary families in Sadar upazila, 1,782.02 tonnes among 89,101 families
in Mithapukur, 1,355 tonnes among 67,550 families in Pirganj, 1,094.06 tonnes
among 54,703 families in Pirgachha, 897.08 tonnes among 44,854 families in
Kawnia, 1,011.16 tonnes among 50,558 families in Gangachara, 1,112.48 tonnes
among 55,624 families in Badarganj and 545.98 tonnes among 27,299 families in Taraganj upazilas.
The authorities distributed 61.62 tonnes VGF rice among 3,081 poor and
distressed families in Badarganj pourasabha and 30.80 tonnes of rice among
1,540 families each in Haragachh and Pirganj pourasabhas.
Chairmen Aminur Rahman of Chandanpat union and Iqbal Hossain of
Haridebpur union under Sadar upazila said they completed distribution of VGF rice a couple of days ago.
Similarly, Chairmen Abul Kalam Azad Titul of Nohali union under
Gangachara union and Mohammad Faruk Mian of Kholeya union under Sadar upazila
said they completed distribution of VGF rice among the card holder poor and distressed families.
Talking after receiving VGF rice, beneficiaries Aklima Khatun,
Lovely Begum, Sakuntola Rani and Abu Taher expressed gratitude to the
government for distributing the rice timely to celebrate the Eid-ul-Azha.