Covid-19 restrictions: Each unemployed family to get Tk 450
Published : Thursday, 8 April, 2021 at 11:45 PM Count : 299
The government has allocated Tk 572 crore 9 lakh 27 thousand to help the families who have become unemployed due to the restrictions imposed on public movement to contain the second wave of COVID-19 infections.
The financial support will be provided to 1,24,41,900 families under the VGF (vulnerable group feeding) programme through the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, said a Press Information Department handout on Thursday.
Each of the families will receive the money equivalent to the value of 10 kilograms of rice at the rate of Tk 45 per kg. It means that each family will receive Tk 450 financial support.
The handout said that Tk 450 crore 44 lakh 77,050 have been allocated against 1,00,09,949 VGF cards comprising 87,79,203 VGF cards for 492 upazilas in 64 districts and 12,30,746 VGF cards for 328 municipalities of the country.
Each family will receive the price of 10kg of rice at the rate of Tk 45 per kg, i.e. Tk 450 against each card. In order to provide the financial support, Tk 395 crore 6 lakh 41,350 have been allocated for the upazilas and 55 crore 38 lakh 35,700 have been allocated for the municipalities.