Over 1.54 lakh poor get VGF rice in Rajshahi

Over 1.54 lakh poor and distressed families were brought under Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) programme here to mark the end of Ramadan and celebration of the upcoming holy Eid-ul-Fitr festival.
Under the programme, a total of 2,413 tonnes of rice were distributed among the beneficiary families in all 72 Union Parishads under nine upazilas and 14 pourasabhas (municipalities) in the district.
Each of the card-holder got 15-kg of rice this time as per the list prepared earlier under the existing social safety net programme.
The government through the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief allocated requisite quantity of rice in the district.
As per direction and supervision of the district administration, the concerned upazila administrations with the assistances of local public representatives and union level committees distributed the rice among the listed VGF Card holder families.
District Relief and Rehabilitation Officer (DRRO) Aminul Hoque told BSS that distribution of VGF rice completed within the stipulated time so that the beneficiary poor and distressed families could celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr in festive mood.
Respective union Parishads prepared the list of the distressed people in their areas and distributed rice with approval of the concerned UNOs, Aminul added.
Deputy Commissioner SM Abdul Kader said instructions were given to the Upazila Nirbahi Officers (UNOs) along with project implementation officers (PIOs) for distribution of the rice among the beneficiaries smoothly.
“We were very much conscious about the quantity and quality of rice scheduled for distribution,” he added, reports BSS, ,Rajshahi