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4.31 lakh VGD women beneficiaries get nutrient rice: Indira

Published : 29 Dec 2021 09:23 PM | Updated : 30 Dec 2021 05:51 PM

State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nesa Indira on Wednesday said that her ministry is distributing nutrient rice among 431,000 Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) women beneficiaries in the country.

"We are distributing the nutrient rice amongst VGD women beneficiaries in 189 upazilas on the occasion of Golden Jubilee of country's independence," she said while speaking as the chief guest at a concluding session of the first day of the annual review and planning workshop on distribution of nutrient rice.

The Ministry of Women, Children Affairs and Ministry of Food and World Food Programme (WFP) jointly organized the programme at Cirdap auditorium here with director general of Women's Affairs Department Ram Chandra Das in the chair.    Secretary for Women and Children Affairs Ministry Md Sayedul Islam, Additional Secretary of Food Ministry Khwaja Abdul Hannan and WFP Country Representative Alpha Bah spoke as special guests.

The workshop was held with participation of representatives of ministries, departments and various development agencies, including Ataur Rahman, Senior Advisor, WFP and Khairul Alam, Nutrition International.

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