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Transgender community members get food in Rangpur

Transgender community members get food in Rangpur

Apr 01, 2020

Dhaka (Bangladesh) April 01: Rangpur district administration hat distributed food among 105 members of the Transgender community in Nurpur area of the city to stand beside them amid coronavirus (Covid-19) situation.
Deputy Commissioner Md. Asib Ahsan distributed the 16.50 kg food packed in a sack, including 10 kg of rice, three kg of potato, two-kg of lentil and one kg of iodized salt among each of them on Tuesday evening, reports BSS.
On the occasion, the DC called upon the community members to regularly wash hands, use masks, and maintain cleanliness and social distancing to prevent community transmission of Covid-19 for their own and others' safety.
Earlier, the DC distributed a 16.50 kg food package among each of the 65 families residing at Bhawanipur Asrayan Prakalpa here on Sunday as part of the government's program of food distribution among the needy people due to the Covid-19 situation.
District Relief and Rehabilitation Officer ATM Akhteruzzaman said the district administration has already allocated 348 tons of rice and Tk 8.20-lakh to distribute food among the unemployed and needy people of the district.
"Of them, 180 tons of rice have been allocated for 18,000 families of all eight upazilas, 165 tons of rice for 16,500 unemployed families and three tons of rice for the hawkers, ethnic minorities and Dalit communities living in Rangpur city," he added.
Distribution of the allocated rice is continuing and each of the beneficiary families is getting 10 kg of rice with other food items.
Source: Dhaka Tribune