VGF rice distributed among fishermen in Bhola
BHOLA, Oct 13, 2021 (BSS) - Rice under Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF)
distributed among the 1,765 fishermen in Shambhupur union under Tajumuddin
upazila of the district today.
The government imposed a 22-day ban on Hilsha catching, selling and
transporting across the country from October 4.
For this reason, the government took the initiative to mitigate their
hardships by distributing VGF rice to the fishermen and 1,765 fishermen were
selected for the rice.
Local lawmaker Nurunnabi Chowdhury Shawon, handed over the VGF rice to the
fishermen at function held at the Panchpalli Secondary School ground in
Shambhupur union under Tajumuddin upazila this morning as the chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion Nurunnabi Chowdhury Shawon, MP, said considering
the trouble of the fishermen who catch Hilsha fish in the river, the
government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina took the welfare pogramme for
Upazila Awami League General Secretary Fazlul Haque Dewan, Upazila Nirbahi
Officer (UNO) Maryam Begum, Upazila Fisheries Officer Amir Hossain, Local
Union Parishad Chairman Russell Miah, Shambhupur Union Awami League President
Prof Saiduzzaman and General Secretary Kamal Uddin, among others, were
present on the occasion.