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Govt: 7,147 tons of rice distributed among flood-affected people

The government has opened 1,603 flood shelter centers in the flood prone areas where 89,300 people have taken refuge

A total of 7,147 tons of rice has so far been distributed among the flood affected people across the country.

“The government has distributed a total of 7,147 tons of rice among the flood-hit people in 31 districts across the country,” said an official release on Tuesday.

The government also distributed Tk20,212,700 in cash among flood victims. Tk3,494,000 has also been distributed for purchasing baby food till July 27, said the release.

In addition to that, district administrations have distributed 82,000 packets of dry food among flood-affected people.

The government has opened 1,603 flood shelter centers in the flood prone areas where 89,300 people have taken refuge.

In flood-affected districts, a total of 901 medical teams have been assembled, with 385 of them currently on duty.

The flood affected districts are Dhaka, Gazipur, Tangail, Manikganj, Faridpur, Munshiganj, Rajbari, Madaripur, Shariatpur, Kishorganj, Mymensingh, Netrokona, Jamalpur, Chandpur, Noakhali, Lakshmipur, Brahmanbaria, Rajshahi, Naogaon, Natore, Sirajganj, Bogra, Rangpur, Kurigram, Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat, Sylhet, Moulvibazar, Hobiganj and Sunamganj.

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