RANGPUR: The district administration has started distribution process of 4,229.15 tonnes rice under Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) Programme to assist the poor of the district in celebrating the Eid-ul-Fitr festivity, reports BSS.
The Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief has allocated the rice for distribution among four lakh 22 thousand and 915 poor and distressed families in all eight upazilas and three pourashabhas in the district, sources in the district administration said.
“The concerned upazila administrations with assistance of local public representatives and union level committees have been preparing to distribute the rice among the listed VGF card holder families,” said District Relief and Rehabilitation Officer (DRRO) Md Faridul Haque.
“Each of the selected beneficiary families will get 10 kg VGF rice in all 77 unions under eight upazilas and three pourashabhas in the district where the distribution process will be completed before the Eid-ul-Fitr festivity,” he added.
Under the programme, 268.65 tonnes of rice will be distributed among 26,865 VGF card holder families in Sadar upazila, 891.01 tonnes among 89,101 families in Mithapukur, 677.50 tonnes among 67,750 families in Pirganj and 547.03 tonnes among 54,703 families in Pirgachha upazila.
Besides, 448.54 tonnes of VGF rice will be distributed among 44,854 families in Kawnia, 505.58 tonnes among 50,558 families in Gangachara, 556.24 tone among 55,624 families in Badarganj and 272,99 tonnes among 27,299 families in Taraganj upazilas.