Govt allocates 123,867 metric tons of rice to provide relief

Dhaka, May 2 – The government is continuing to provide relief items across the country to mitigate the sufferings of the poor and destitute in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The government allocated 1,23,867 metric tons of rice for the 64 districts of the country till Friday, according to National Disaster Response Co-ordination Centre (NDRCC).
Besides, the government has allocated Taka 66,27,72,264as baby food aid, an official handout said here on Friday.
The Disaster Management and Relief Ministry has been distributing relief among the people through district and Upazila administrations across the country, it added.