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Each of 10.40 lakh destitute women get 30kg nutritious rice per month

Published : Saturday, 16 March, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 119

As part of the government's policy to empower women, each of 10.40 lakh distressed and destitute women across the country are receiving 30 kilograms (kg) of nutritious rice per month under the Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) programme.
"We are providing skill development training to extreme poor women across the country," Secretary of Women and Children Affairs Ministry Kamrun Nahar told BSS here on Thursday. She said the ministry had distributed 30 kg nutritious rice to each of 25 lakh distressed women across the country for two years from 2014-15 to June 2018 financial year.
According to the ministry information, the government is providing maternity allowance to 7,00,000 poor mothers under a three-year programme and each month a mother is getting Taka 800.    -BSS









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