Corona Impact

3.6m people to get financial aid

Staff Correspondent

19 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would provide financial assistance to 3.6 million people who have been hit by coronavirus and natural disaster in the country.

To this effect, 3.5 million Covid-19-hit families of low-income people would get Tk 2,500 while one lakh natural disaster affected farmer families would get Tk 5,000 from the government.

“Some Tk9.30 billion will be spent from the government fund,” Ihsanul Karim, press secretary to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, told reporters on Sunday.           

“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will provide financial assistance to 3.6 million corona-hit low-income families and natural disaster affected farmer families,” he said.

The primer has decided to provide financial assistance to farmers as one lakh farmers in 36 districts were affected due to cyclone and hailstorm. Crops on 10,301 hectares of land have been damaged completely while crops on 59,326 hectares have been damaged partially by the storm.

For this reason, agriculture ministry suggested the government to provide financial assistance Tk 5000 to unemployed due to coronavirus-affected farmers each.

Some Tk 500 million will be needed for the assistance and the work is going on to prepare a list of the affected farmers, sources said.