10,000 tonnes of rice allocated for disaster victims
Published: 01:44 PM, 6 July 2020
The government has allocated 10,900 metric tonnes of rice and Tk 1.73 crore as humanitarian assistance to the victims of various natural calamities including floods, river erosion, hill slopes, heavy rains, cyclones, earthquakes and fires.
In 12 flood-hit districts, 24,000 packets/sacks of dried and other food, Tk 24 lakh for baby food and another Tk 24 lakh for cattle feed have been allocated.
The Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief has sent a separate letter to the Director General of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) to allocate these relief items in favor of the DCs.
The relief ministry has also decided which districts are in a special category and which are in ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ category and how much rice and cash should be allocated for those districts.
200 metric tonnes of rice and Tk 3 lakh for special and ‘A’ category, 150 metric tonnes of rice and Tk 2.5 lakh for ‘B’ category, and 100 metric tonnes of rice and Tk 2 lakh for has been allocated for ‘C’ category.
The letter said the allocation should be distributed only to those affected by natural disasters during emergencies. These cannot be distributed for any other purpose.
Following the Humanitarian Assistance Programme Implementation. Guidelines 2012-13, the DCs have been asked to maintain the necessary accounts for audit with instructions to distribute these reliefs.
DCs are required to send monthly expenditure statements to the Department of Disaster Management and the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief.