Govt distributes over Tk 24.2m among flood-hit people

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

The government has so far distributed over Tk 24.20 million in cash among the flood-affected victims as more than 5.50 million people have been devastated by the recent flood.

“The government has so far dispensed Tk 2, 42, 71,200 out of allocated Tk 4,16,50,000 in cash among the flood-hit people till August 4,” according to the data provided by the district administrations.

In addition, the government has also allocated 16,410 tonnes of rice, from which, 10,048 tonnes have been distributed among the flood-affected people in 33 districts, reports BSS.

Tk 6.75 million out of allocated Tk 13.80 million has been distributed for purchasing baby food while more than Tk 14.40 million out Tk 28.60 million has been provided for procuring cattle feed.

“A total of 1, 62,000 packets of dry food have been handed over among the flood-affected people across the country,” the data showed.

The government has also allocated 300 bundles corrugated iron sheets and Tk 0.90 million as a household grants.

The data said nearly 1.0 million families were marooned, affecting 55, 63,777 people while 1,058 unions and 162 upazilas were flooded.

Due to this situation, around 77,052 people have taken refuge at 1,567 flood shelter centers in the flood-hit districts.