Low quality wheat hinders over 2000 projects in Bogra | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, December 16, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 16, 2008

Low quality wheat hinders over 2000 projects in Bogra

Development work of more than 2000 projects in Bogra has not yet started due to the low quality of government-supplied wheat, according to District Relief and Rehabilitation Office (DRRO).
Deputy Controller (Food) of Bogra Mahabubur Rahman yesterday told this correspondent over cellphone that he received 4,112 metric tons (mt) of wheat at Tk 10,69,12,000 as per the government rate for the Test Relief (TR) programme in 12 upazilas of the district few days ago.
District Relief and Rehabilitation Officer Zillur Rahman said with a view to creating more than 4 lakh additional jobs in rural and urban areas of the district, the government had taken 2250 development projects under TR programme but the progress of the programme is not satisfactory.
The month-long development projects began on December 7 but the progress of the project is only 3.69 percent, whereas the target was 25 percent, said Zillur Rahman.
Only 241 development projects have started out of a total of 2250 projects in the district, sources said.
Dhunat UNO Abdullah Haroon said the local chairman of the upazila has received allocated 391mt wheat for the implementation of 267 development projects.
Gopalnagar Union Chairman Anwar Hossain told local journalists that the quality of the government-supplied wheat was inferior in quality. So, the market price of the wheat will be maximum Tk 12.00 per kilogram (kg).

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