Wednesday, 6 July, 2022

Over 1.64 lakh poor families to get VGF rice in Sherpur

SHERPUR: A total of 1,64,066 poor families of the district will get rice under special Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) programme.

Official of the district Relief and Rehabilitation said the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief has allocated the rice for distribution to the poor and distressed families in 52 unions and four municipalities of the district.

“Upazila administrations with the assistance of local public representatives and union-level committees are preparing to distribute the rice to the listed VGF card holder families,” said acting District Relief and Rehabilitation officer Rummel Sangma.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Md Mominur Rashid said, each of the selected beneficiaries will get 10 kilograms of VGF rice in all 52 unions and four municipalities in the district. The distribution process will be completed before the Eid-ul-Fitr festivity.

“Monitoring teams have already been formed in the upazilas and municipalities to carry out these activities with transparency,” he said, adding that the present government started the programme with the aim of enabling the very poor and helpless people for celebrating the holy Eid with enthusiasm.