Dhaka, Apr 17 : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday announced to bring 50 lakh more poor people under the government’s ration card facilities to provide them with rice at Tk 10 per kg to mitigate their sufferings created in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Currently, 50 lakh extreme poor and distressed people are getting rice at Tk 10 per kg under the government’s ration card facilities. "We’ve taken a decision to bring 50 lakh more such people under the facilities to minimise their hardship in the current situation that has emerged due to the COVID-19 outbreak," she said.
The prime minister made the announcement in her introductory speech while interacting with the public representatives and officials of nine districts of Dhaka division including Gopalgonj and Rajbari on the present coronavirus situation, through a videoconference from her official Ganabhaban residence here this morning. (UNI)