Govt distributes 13, 000 tonnes rice among flood-hit people

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Dhaka, Aug 20: A total of 13, 000 tonnes of rice has so far been distributed among the flood affected people across the country.

“The government has distributed a total of 13,000 tonnes of rice among the flood-hit people in 33 districts in the country,” said an official release on Thursday.

So far, 19,510 metric tons of rice has been allocated and 12,948 metric tons of rice has been distributed among the flood victims in the country.

The government has also distributed Taka 2.95 crore in cash among the flood victims and Taka 1.06 crore has also been given for purchasing baby food till August 19, 2020, it said.

In addition to this, the district administrations have distributed 1, 42,842 packets of dry food among flood affected people.

Besides, 400 bundles of corrugated iron sheet have been allotted and so far 100 bundles have been distributed.

The government has opened 1,003 flood shelter centers in the flood prone areas where 23,415 people have taken refuge.

In the flood affected districts, a total of 866 medical teams have been formed where 241 of them are functioning.

The flood affected districts include Dhaka, Gazipur, Tangail, Manikganj, Faridpur, Munshiganj, Gopalganj, Rajbari, Madaripur, Shariatpur, Kishorganj, Mymensingh, Netrokona, Jamalpur, Chandpur, Noakhali, Lakshmipur, Brahmanbaria, Rajshahi, Naogaon, Natore, Sirajganj, Bogra, Rangpur, Kurigram, Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat, Sylhet, Moulvibazar, Hobiganj and Sunamganj.