15,000 ultra-poor of Sylhet Division miss out on rice at Tk 10 per kg

Dhaka,  Mon,  05 December 2016
Published : 18 Oct 2016, 21:08:44

15,000 ultra-poor of Sylhet Division miss out on rice at Tk 10 per kg

Our Correspondent


SYLHET, Oct 18: More than 15,000 ultra-poor of Sylhet Division are still out of the list prepared for selling rice at Tk 10 per kg.

Of the total, 13,000 people are in Moulvibazar only while the rest are in Sylhet and Sunamganj. On the other hand, about 38,000 ultra-poor had been listed in Moulvibaar against a target of 51,000.

The matter was discussed at the Divisional Coordination Meeting yesterday with Divisional Commissioner Md Jamal Uddin Ahmed chaired.

Regional Controller of Food, Sylhet Division, Md Anisuzzaman said, "We are trying our best to prepare a perfect list of the target people, but the upazila-level committees are making it delayed.

However, Habiganj district did a good job of listing 77,300 people.

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