Ultra poor | The Daily Star
  • rice Tk10 per kg

    Feeding the Ultra Poor: Sale of rice at Tk 10 resumes next month

    After suspending the Food-Friendly Programme due to dwindling food reserves last year, the government is now resuming the scheme to give rice to 2.5 crore ultra-poor people at Tk 10 a kg.

  • Free healthcare for the poor

    The government yesterday formally launched the country's first-ever health protection scheme to ensure healthcare for the poor. Under the pilot project titled Shasthyo Suroksha Karmashuchi (SSK), the government will provide health cards to one lakh extreme poor households in Kalihati, Madhupur and Ghatail upazilas of Tangail.