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Free vegetable markets in Ctg alleys

 Chattogram Metropolitan Correspondent

 Published: 08:57 PM, 6 April 2020  

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Five vans of vegetables are roaming in the alley-street of Chattogram City with a banner ‘Free Sabji Bazaar’ (Free Vegetable Market). When getting information about this, it was learned that a former student leader of MES University College Arshadul Alam Bachchu has taken the initiative only for those otiose people who are staying home in the midst of coronavirus situation in the country. 

Their vegetable distribution activities were seen on Monday in various areas of the city including Rattar Pool, Syed Shah Road, Baitun Noor Jame Mosque, Rasulbagh Residential and DC Road.

When contacted, Arshadul Alam Bachchu said, “Many people have become unemployed for the constant holiday. The initiative has been taken to stand beside them like before. Moreover, we have been distributing essential foods, including rice, pulses and oils.”    

“Many are getting help from the government and non-government. Then I thought will it be ok just to give rice, pulse, oil?' Who will give vegetables?' With that thinking, I have taken the initiative to provide vegetables.” 

“About 500 kg of vegetables are being distributed daily. Five vans of vegetables are going on alley-lanes in each area. This allows families suffering from food crisis to get 2kg of vegetables daily for free,” Arshadul Alam Bachchu also said. 

“I have been doing politics with the ideology of Bangabandhu for a long time,” he said adding: “As part of that, I am trying to stand beside the common man in the day of crisis. Besides, food is being distributed to about 300 people, including door-to-door disinfection spray, masks, hand-sanitizers, as part of the previous program.”

Earlier, the free vegetable distribution program was inaugurated on Sunday. On that day, 500 kg of vegetables were distributed in the area including Mohammadpur, Bachchu said.