The government has allocated another TK 46 million and 9,475 metric tones of rice across the country to provide humanitarian assistance to the victims of various natural disasters, including restrictions, due to the coronavirus epidemic.
A press release from the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief said that the allocation was made on Sunday.
In order to provide humanitarian assistance to the victims of various natural calamities including coronavirus, 8,650 metric tons of rice and TK 31 million have been allocated in favor of the Deputy Commissioners in 64 districts of the country.
To provide similar assistance, the government has allocated 825 metric tones of rice and Tk 1.65 crore for 12 city corporations across the country.
The rice and cash allocated as per the terms of the allocation should be distributed as humanitarian assistance on priority basis among the unemployed and destitute people including transport workers in case of various natural calamities and coronavirus epidemics.
It may be mentioned that for the same reason, TK 117 million and 23,630 metric tons of rice have been allocated for humanitarian assistance to the victims on July 4.