Call 333 to get relief

Staff Correspondent

26 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

State Minister for Disaster Management Md Enamur Rahman on Sunday said that needy people across the country would get relief by calling at 333.

‘‘Many people feel shy to ask for food assistance. If they call to 333, they would get food assistance in Eid,” said Enamur.

The state minister made the remark while briefing the newsmen about the relief programme  of the government amid the corona situation at his office.

The ministry has already disbursed Tk 574.09 crore to the deputy commissioners’ offices of all 64 districts meant for distribution among people who lost income during the lockdown, he said.

He also said, “The government will provide corrugated iron sheet worth Tk 40 crore for the affected people. The government also allocated Tk 973 crore under TR-Kabikha

sector and the people without employment will get work under the project.”

“The Prime Minister Office will provide Tk 2,500 through mobile banking to 35 lakh marginalized people. Besides the government will also provide Tk 5,000 to one lakh farmer families who lost crops due to the heatstroke,” he also said. 

The government also disbursed Tk7 lakh to each of the city corporations for purchasing food for children, the minister said.