16,210 tonnes of rice allocated for flood victims...

Dhaka, Friday   25 September 2020

16,210 tonnes of rice allocated for flood victims

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:30 PM, 4 August 2020  

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16,210 tonnes of rice have been allocated so far for humanitarian aid distribution in 33 districts of the country affected by the recent floods. So far, 9,441 tonnes of rice have been distributed among the flood-affected people.

The information has been disclosed in an official information statement on Tuesday.

According to the information received from the flood-hit district administrations till August 3, Tk 4,14,50,000 has been allocated in cash – Tk 2,33,48,700 have been distributed so far. Tk 1.36 crore has been allocated as baby food aid – so far Tk 66.54 lakh has been distributed.

Tk 2.84 crore has been allocated for the purchase of cattle feed, Tk 1,29,56,000 of these have distributed. And 1.52 lakh packets of dried and other food have been allocated –1,16,106 packets so far have been distributed.

Besides, 300 bundles of corrugated iron have been allotted. So far 100 bundles have been distributed and Tk 9 lakh has been allocated for house grant. Of this, Tk 3 lakh has been distributed.

The flood-affected districts are Dhaka, Gazipur, Tangail, Manikganj, Faridpur, Munshiganj, Rajbari, Madaripur, Shariatpur, Gopalganj, Kishoreganj, Mymensingh, Netrokona, Jamalpur, Chandpur, Noakhali, Lakshmipur, Brahmanbaria, Rajshahi, Naogaon, Natore, Sirajganj, Bogura, Pabna, Rangpur, Kurigram, Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat, Sylhet, Moulvibazar, Habiganj and Sunamganj.

According to the data statement, there are 161 flood-hit upazilas and 1,062 unions. The number of waterlogged families is 9,53,940 and the number of affected people is 55,15,027. The death toll from the floods has risen to 41 so far.

It said 1,488 shelters have been opened in flood-hit districts. The number of people sheltered in the shelter is 68,789. The number of cattle brought to the shelter is 74,260.

Besides, 981 medical teams have been formed in the flood-hit districts. Of these, 409 are currently operated.