PM orders food aid for daily wage earners

Published : 18:47, Mar 30, 2020 | Updated : 20:14, Mar 30, 2020

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. FILE PHOTO/FOCUS BANGLAPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the authorities concerned to provide food aid to the daily wage-earners by preparing a list of those suffering from food shortage being jobless due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

“The prime minister has directed to prepare a list of the people like beggars, day-laborers, rickshaw-van pullers, transport workers, restaurant workers, hawkers, tea-stall owners, who run their families on daily wages, and provide them with food aid,” reads notification by disaster management and relief ministry on Mar 29.

Signed by Senior Secretary Md Shah Kamal, the notice further said the Prime Minister has also ordered to prepare lists and provide food aid to ward based beneficiaries, including agriculture workers, under city corporations, municipalities and unions.

District commissioners (DCs) have been asked to coordinate with the prepared lists in case of food aid being provided by the affluent people, organisations and non-government organizations at the grassroots, so that repetition can be avoided and no beneficiaries left out.