390 fishermen get VGF rice in Rajshahi
A total of 390 fishermen have received special vulnerable group feeding (VGF) rice aimed at prohibiting them from catching mother Hilsa fishes in the Padma River.
Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) authorities provided the assistance to the fishermen on Thursday morning.
Each of the registered families was given 20 kilograms of rice under VGF programme at a simple ceremony at city bhaban premises.
On behalf of city mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, RCC ward councilors and other officials distributed the rice.
Ward Councilor Shahadat Hossain, chief executive officer Dr Sharif Uddin, secretary Abu Hayat Rahmatullah, chief engineer Khandaker Khairul Bashar, budget-cum-accounts officer Shariful Islam Khan and disaster management and relief officer Syed Zubayer Hossain, among others, were present on the occasion.