The relevant parliamentary standing committee on Wednesday recommended the government to take necessary steps to protect farmers from lightning strikes alongside raising public awareness in this regard.
It also asked the government to consider the allocation of cash money instead of rice to recover from the damages in the disaster-hit areas. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Disaster Management and Relief Ministry came up with the recommendations at its 29th meeting held in the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Bhaban with its chairman AB Tajul Islam in the chair.
The parliamentary watchdog suggested the ministry keep a reserve fund to face any emergency situation arising out of atural disasters.
Committee members Aftab Uddin Sarker, Mir Mushtaque Ahmed Robi, Jewel Areng and Masud Uddin Chowdhury attended the meeting.
The Disaster Management and Relief Secretary and the Director General of Disaster Management and Relief Directorate, among other high officials, were present at the meeting, said a Parliament release.