Govt provides relief assistance to 7.33cr people amid COVID-19 pandemic

Staff Correspondent

2nd July, 2020 09:01:33 printer

Govt provides relief assistance to 7.33cr people amid COVID-19 pandemic

The government has already provided relief to over 7,33,43,000 people under 1, 67,29,000 families across the country amid the covid-19 pandemic.

“Around 7,33,43,000 individuals of more than 1.67 crore families have been benefited with the government relief assistance during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis”, said a press release.

It also said the government is providing the humanitarian assistance aiming to mitigate people’s sufferings caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The government so far has distributed 1.95 lakh tonnes out of 2,11,017 tonnes of rice among the people, according to the data provided by 64 district administrations till July 1.

The government has allocated nearly Taka 123 crore in cash for purchasing other goods including the baby food across the country.

Of the total allocation, Tk 95,83,72,264 in cash has been earmarked for purchasing relief materials where nearly Tk 92.58 crore have been distributed among 4,38,23,000 individuals under more than 99 lakh families.

The PID press release also said the government has distributed baby food of Tk 26.25 crore among 17.34 lakh people under 8.40 lakh families against the total allocation of Tk 27.14 crore.


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