The Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) will start selling essential items at fair prices for 1 crore low-income families on Sunday.
The government has already prepared a list of 87 lakh card holders who will get 2 liters of edible oil, 2 kgs sugar and 2 kgs lentils.
In order to facilitate the sale of TCB's products in a systematic manner, a list of these families has been prepared and special family cards have been distributed.
Of these, 12 lakh families in Dhaka North and South City Corporation and 90 thousand families in Barisal City Corporation could not be issued the family cards. And so, all of TCB's products will be sold to them through mobile trucks.
The list has been prepared with the help of Deputy Commissioners, Upazila Nirbahi Officers and people's representatives at the union level considering the local population and poverty indicators.
TCB Chairman Brigadier General Md. Ariful Hassan told journalists that in the first phase each beneficiary family will get 2 liters of edible oil, 2 Kgs sugar and 2 kgs lentils from March 20 to 31.
There are a lot of floating people in Dhaka city areas and special marking method will be applied to avoid duplication in providing the TCB products, he said.