JAMALPUR: Fisheries Department will disburse rice among 8,000 fishermen families in the district with a view to assisting them during the ban period of Hilsa fishing.
District Fisheries Office sources said under vulnerable group feeding (VGF) programme, the rice will be disbursed among the fishermen families. Fishermen in Dewanganj, Islampur, Madarganj and Sarishabari upazila in the district will get the food assistance. Each of the families will get 20 kilogram of rice.
District Fisheries Officer Kaisir Mohammad Moinul Hassan said process of distribution of rice has started.