Govt provides Tk 2.78cr for flood victims

Staff Correspondent

12 August, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The government has so far distributed over Tk 2.78 crore in cash among the flood-hit people till Tuesday as over 54.51 lakh people have been affected by the recent devastating flood.

“The government has handed over Tk 2, 78,000,00 out of allocated Tk 4,27,000,00 in cash among the flood-affected people till August 10,” according to govt data.

In addition, the govt has also allocated 19,510 tonnes of rice, from which, 11,750 tonnes have been distributed among the affected people in 33 districts.

Moreover, Tk 91.13 lakh out of allocated Tk 1.54 crore has been provided for purchasing baby food while more than Tk 1.78 crore out of Tk 3.30 crore has been distributed for procuring cattle feed.

“A total of 1, 37,336 packets of dry food have also been distributed among the flood-hit people across the country,” the data showed.

The government also allocated 400-bundle corrugated iron sheet and Tk 9 lakh as household grant.

Over 9.74 lakh families were marooned and 54, 51,586 people have been affected by deluge while 1,057 unions and 160 upazilas were flooded. Due to the situation, around 71,594 people have taken refuge at 1,479 shelter centres in the affected districts, said the data.