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4,000 fishermen get VGF rice

BSS . Rajshahi
20 Oct 2021 00:00:00 | Update: 20 Oct 2021 01:41:47
4,000 fishermen get VGF rice

A total of 4,000 fishermen families were brought under special VGF programme as they remained abstained from fishing hilsa along the river Padma in different upazilas of the district during the current season. Beneficiary families are getting 20 kilograms of rice during the 22-day mother hilsa fish conservation period from October 4 to October 25.

District Fisheries Officer Alok Kumar Shaha told BSS that the government has taken special initiative to make the drive of conserving mother hilsa successful. During the stipulated period, the fishermen families who remained abstained from hilsa fishing are being given special VGF food grains.

Under the programme, each of the 4,000 families along the bank of the river is getting 20 kilograms of rice in the district. Of them, 1,290 families in Godagari Upazila, 960 families in Paba Upazila, 425 families in Rajshahi City Corporation area, 570 families in Charghat Upazila and 755 families in Bagha upazila are getting the support.