Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder on Thursday said the government is planning to provide over 10 million families with 10 kg of rice each under the Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) programme in the upcoming Ramadan.
He said this while responding to a question from journalists at the secretariat.
The country has achieved bumper Aman yield, and the country won’t need to import rice once a good yield of Boro paddy is achieved, said the minister.
He said the government usually distributes rice to people during Ramadan under rationing, Kabikha, TR and OMS programmes.
" Rice and flour are distributed through 2500 dealers across the country on a regular basis,” he said, adding that the lower-income people can buy 5 kg rice at Tk 30 per kg and 3 kg flour at Tk 24 under OMS programme.
He said over ten million families in the country get 5 kg rice and 3 kg flour each year, and no one will fall into a crisis for rice during Ramadan.