Govt allocates Tk 51cr for 'money for work' projects
The government has allocated Tk 51.33 crore, out of Tk 100 crore, for 23,060 projects under the 'money for work' programme to create income generation for the ultra-poor and labourers in rural areas in 64 districts.
About 10.65 lakh people would benefit from the projects. Of the allocated money, Tk 13.6 crore has been spent in 50 districts and 495 projects have been implemented, said an official handout.
Under the programme, a worker would receive Tk 150 per day in wages. But the VGF and VGD cardholders are not entitled to this programme.
The project work involves repairing of roads and embankments, tree plantation, construction of culverts and excavation and re-excavation of canals.