Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will provide cash aids to around 3.6 million low-income families including 0.1 million farmers.
Besides, around 1 lakh farmer families who became victims of very recent natural disasters.
“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will provide Tk 2500 and Tk 5000 financial aids to each of 3.6 million families who became victims of coronavirus pandemic and natural disaster,” Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told media.
He said around 35 lakh low-income families will get Tk 2500 each while around one lakh families of farmers will get Tk 5000 each.
The government will spend a total of Tk 930 crore in this regard, he added.
PMO sources said according to Department of Agricultural Extension, hailstorm and cyclonic storm on April 4 in 2021 damaged 301 hectares of farmland completely and 59,326 hectares partially out of total 30,94, 249 hectares in 36 districts and around 1,00,000 farmers became victims of the natural disaster.
The Agriculture Ministry recommended for considering to provide Tk 5000 financial aids each to the farmers who became victims of the natural disaster and became jobless due to Covid-19.
Tk 50 crore is needed in this regard. The work of formulating the list of victim farmers (name, national identity card number and mobile number) by the Agriculture Ministry is going on. When the list will be finalized, the amount of money could be more or less.