SYLHET: The government has distributed a total of 1,686 metric tonnes of rice and Taka 18.57 lakh among the flood affected people in two districts of Sylhet region, reports BSS.
According to the district administrations of Sylhet and Moulvibazar, a total of 251 metric tonnes of rice and Taka 3.80 lakh were distributed among flood victims in Sylhet district while 1,435 metric tonnes of rice and Taka 14.77 lakh in Moulvibazar district. Deputy Commissioner of Sylhet Numeri Zaman said adequate relief materials were sent to the upazila administrations of the district asking to distribute those among the flood victims.If necessary, he said, the allocation of relief materials would be increased further.
“A total of 1,435 metric tonnes of rice and Taka 14.77 lakh have been allocated for the flood-hit people in Moulvibazar. Of the total allocation, we have already distributed 1,367 metric tonnes of rice and Taka 14.77 lakh among the flood affected people. The remaining 68 metric tonnes of rice will be distributed soon,” Deputy Commissioner of Moulvibazar Tofael Islam told the agency on Sunday.
The overall flood situation in Moulvibazar district improved further as the water levels of the Manu and Dhalai rivers are in falling trend, he said.
However, the people have returned to their homes as the water receded from Moulvibazar municipality, Kulaura, Kamalganj, Rajnagar and Sadar upazila areas, the DC said.