250 more distressed families get rice in Rajshahi

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RAJSHAHI, June 5, 2020 (BSS)- Some 250 more jobless and other distressed families have received rice to overcome their livelihood related difficulties being caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The families were given five kilograms of rice each as a gift of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina through maintaining social distancing and other health protective measures.

Rajshahi City Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton accompanied by his ward councilor Ruhul Amin and others concerned distributed the rice in Bulanpur area here on Thursday afternoon.

Speaking on the occasion, the Mayor said such type of humanitarian assistance will continue to cope with the troubled situation until its end.

He added that the present government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working relentlessly to ensure food security to the jobless people amidst the present troubled time.

Liton said there is no crisis of food as the government has sufficient stock and urged the recipients not to be panicked in this regard.

Earlier on, 26,782 members of 118 deserving organizations were given 148 tonnes of rice as the gift of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to lessen their livelihood sufferings.

7,400 households were also given foodstuffs as part of the government’s instant humanitarian support to relieve the livelihood related hardship.

Apart from this, the city corporation has so far, disbursed 378 tonnes of rice, five tonnes of flour, 64 tonnes of pulse, 67 tonnes of potato, 2,000 packets of baby food, 350 tonnes of seasonal vegetables and 3,950 packets of cooked foods benefiting around 1.40 lakh jobless and distressed families in the city.