With the increasing of cold wave here, district administration has intensified warm clothes distribution to the cold affected poor people of the district last couples of days to mitigate their sufferings, reports BSS.
Office source said District relief and rehabilitation office received a total of 51,800 pieces of blankets from the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief this year to distribute those to the cold victims of the district.
All the blankets were distributed to the cold-hit distressed and poor people of all the seven upazilas here under the direct supervision of upazila administration and local government bodies including social organizations, sources said.
District relief and rehabilitation officer AKM Idris Ali said the warm clothes were distributed going to the door of the cold affected poor people including aged women in all the 13 unions of the upazila.
Deputy Commissioner of Gaibandha Abdul Matin said he had sent a letter to the ministry seeking more blankets aimed at distributing to the distressed to mitigate their sufferings caused by cold wave.
The DC also urged the well-off section of the society and different socio-economic organizations of the country to stand beside the cold affected people here with the mentality to distribute warm clothes to them as part of social responsibility.