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50 lakh families to get 1.5 lakh tonnes of rice in Ramadan: Food Minister

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Published: 17:14, 4 March 2024

50 lakh families to get 1.5 lakh tonnes of rice in Ramadan: Food Minister

Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder. Photo: Collected

The government is planning to provide 1.5 lakh tonnes of rice to 50 lakh families under the Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) program in the upcoming Ramadan, said Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder on Monday (4 March).

The dealers were asked to collect rice from March 1 which will be distributed within March 10, he said while talking to reporters after attending the deputy commissioners’ conference at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the city.

Replying to a question about whether the decision of the government will keep the rice market stable, the minister said “I think so as 50 lakh families will get rice at Tk 15 per kg under the food-friendly program.”

Responding to another question about the implementation of the government order to write the name of rice varieties on sacks with price, Sadhan said “We had that we would issue an order within February 20 and the order will come into effect from April 14. It will be effective when Boro rice will be harvested in the new year,”

He also urged the deputy commissioners to provide all-out support to ensure the implementation of the government's decision to write the names and varieties of rice on sacks.

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