Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) Programme

An initiative of the Cabinet Division and the General Economics Division (GED), Bangladesh Planning Commission, Government of Bangladesh

Graft eats away rice supply for poor – Flood-hit farmers being deprived of food

“Allegations have arisen against the chairmen and their relatives in Sunamganj district’s Rajanagor and Rofinagar union that they are depriving the affected farmers of rice allocated to them under the Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) programme. We understand that complaints have been filed with the Union Nirbahi Officer (UNO) on the question of money being demanded from flood-affected farmers to get enlisted on the VGF list. We hope the concerned UNO will launch a thorough investigation and put a stop to the alleged profiteering. The VGF programme is of utmost importance to the government’s rural safety net, and given the massive floods in the haor areas this year that has adversely affected thousands of farmers; we certainly hope authorities will not turn a blind eye to these very serious allegations of graft.”
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