Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 10:05:14 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Restore discipline in relief distribution

Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

MEDIA reports said massive corruption, irregularities and mishandling of relief goods as they fall far short of the soaring number of people in the queue only shows their unending plights in the post-flood situation in most areas of the affected districts. Moreover the distribution of low cost rice through Open Market Sale (OMS) is also failing the people who deserve it the most in many cases as dealers and local ruling party leaders involved in the distribution system are reportedly removing much of the stock and selling in black market. Media reports highlighted some irregularities in relief and OMS management of rice on Thursday in the worst flood affected areas of Sunamgonj district. In Tahirpur, Jagannathpur and Derai upazila of the districts, as per reports most people are not getting the deliveries as dealers and party men are making their own fortune.     
This is almost the same situation without any visible improvement from past mishandling of OMS rice and relief goods. Local Government bodies know the mess, as also the policy makers above are not in the dark. Police and law enforcers are equally watching the development but any corrective measure is not noticeable as the perpetrators are locally powerful people. It is indeed sad and deplorable that they are taking away the food of the poor for black marketing while the concerned government agencies are sitting with their hands crossed. Their insensitivities are highly repugnant but there is none to ask for accountability as to why enough allocation is not being made and available stock is going into black market. Even officials in the spot have no answer to complaints from people saying they would inform the higher authorities and that's all.      
Irregularities in making list of beneficiaries of Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) programme and cash distribution programme is highly intriguing. Corruption and nepotism are high dominating the VGF system when party men are adding fake names or names of their own relatives to the list of beneficiaries as genuine poor keep on watching the development. We have always suggested that cash distribution provides easiest way of grabbing the money for the poor, but it continues. Moreover the presence of VGF rice in local market is enough to suggest the theft of the food grains for the poor.
We must say relief and OMS rice is not for the rich and the concerned authorities must do everything to help the poor and common people when they have lost their crops in the flood to become empty handed. What makes us worrying is that corrupt and dishonest people are grabbing the resources for the poor in almost open defiance of rule of law and fear to be punished. Being party men they are enjoying impunity but we say it must stop fortnight.

Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

International »

Russia accuses US coalition of decimating Raqqa

Al Jazeera News :Russia has accused the US-led coalition of bombing the Syrian city of Raqqa "off the face of the Earth," in the same way the Allied powers bombed Germany's Dresden during World War II.Russia's Defence Ministry said in a statement on Sunday that 200,000 people lived in Raqqa ...

Editorial »

Proper management of medical waste

RECKLESSLY handling of medical waste is posing serious threat to public health due to presence of infectious materials. It is directly causing infections to human beings and animals and also polluting air and water to make life unsafe. The medical waste disposal system in most public and private hospitals is ...

Football »

Archery to get City Group patronized

With a view to win a medal in the Olympic Games Tokyo-2020 Bangladesh Archery Federation signed a deal with City Group, the manufacturer of 'Teer' products, at the BOA auditorium on Monday.As per the deal, Bangladesh Archery Federation will receive an amount of Taka 1.80 crore per annum from the ...

Entertainment »

Rajkummar Rao literally breaks a leg

Actor Rajkummar Rao who was shooting for Farah Khan’s TV show Lip Sing Battle has fractured his leg on the set. Farah Khan is the host of the show in which celebrities compete with each other in lip sync battle and this time Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon were competing ...

City »

Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Akhtaruzzaman visited round the art exhibition titled `Jalkely` at Zainul Gallery of the Fine Arts Faculty of DU after inaugurating it on Monday.

Editorial »

Govt can`t pay for losing jute mills

 A LEADING daily reported Sunday that the Textiles and Jute Ministry has demanded to the Finance Ministry for allocating Tk 800 crore in loan so that it can pay workers and employees of state-owned jute mills the allowances that remained overdue for years. The jute industry is a losing concern ...

Sports »

National senior Table Tennis begins tomorrow

The 37th National senior Table Tennis Championship will be beginning on Tuesday (October 24) at Shaheed Tajuddin Wooden Floor gymnasium in the city with the participation of 45 teams. Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed is expected to inaugurate the six-day meet as chief guest. A total of 240 players - 180 ...

Sports »

Steffi Graf (left) and Andre Agassi arrive for the David Foster Foundation 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala and Concert, in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday.

Entertainment »

Shraddha Kapoor sprains her foot due to exertion

Shraddha Kapoor who has been on a rigorous shooting schedule for her next film Saaho along with the Bahubali actor Prabhas, injured her ankle due to over exertion. The actress is also simultaneously prepping up for the Saina Nehwal biopic besides shooting for Saaho in Hyderabad. Shraddha recently uploaded a ...

City »

Speakers at a press conference organised by Citizens for Good Governance in DRU auditorium on Sunday in protest against proposal for the cancellation of pledge by poll candidates.

International »

ISIS` end `in sight`, says Trump after historic Raqa victory

AFP, Washington :US President Donald Trump said Saturday a transition can soon begin to set conditions for lasting peace in Syria now that the end of the ISIS "caliphate is in sight" with the fall of Raqa.The United States and its allies will support diplomatic negotiations "that end the violence, ...

Editorial »

Rains halt life: City fathers cannot cope, govt too happy with lies of success

WATERLOGGING has long been an inevitable part of our urban scenario that causes immense suffering to the city dwellers almost all the year round. After torrential rain, most parts of Dhaka, Chittagong, and other major cities go under knee-to-waist-deep water for several hours to few days. Despite, pouring millions of ...

Sports »

Injury ends Tamim's SA tour

Left handed opener Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of the South Africa tour after aggravating a thigh injury. The 28-year-old opener is expected to return home tomorrow (Sunday) and will not be part of third ODI and the upcoming two-match T20Is series. The dashing opener sustained the injury to ...

Entertainment »

Have Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif fallen back in love?

They're one of the most loved on-screen couples of our times. Ever since Salman Khan introduced Katrina Kaif to Bollywood, his influence on her career has been immense. He's always looked after her and she's always sought advice from him. Even though either of them never made it public, it ...

Entertainment »

What happened when Aaradhya Bachchan met Rekha?

The Ambani's love throwing 'em lavish parties at their Mumbai residence Antilla. And off late, they've been throwing one party after another for our Bollywood celebs. Be it Ganpati or Diwali… the best of Bollywood heads to South Mumbai for the lavish festivities.  A tad late but an insider present ...

Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Write a comment to this news