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Centre ships 620 tonnes of food for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Earlier this month, an IAF transport aircraft had ferried around 55 tonnes of relief material for the Rohingya refugees in B'desh

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Centre ships 620 tonnes of food for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Nearly 620 tonnes of material were today shipped from the Kakinada Deep Water Port in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district for distribution among the in Bangladesh.

Faced with an onslaught of the Myanmar army, scores of Rohingya people have recently fled the Rakhine state of that country and taken refuge in Bangladesh.


On the directions of Narendra Modi government, the Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) has arranged for 62,000 packets, each containing five kg of parboiled rice, two kg of dal, edible oil, sugar, salt, tea and milk powder, East Godavari district's Collector Kartikeya Misra said.

The packets also contain a mosquito net each.

"As per the suggestions of the NAFED, we have arranged for the material and got it packed at two different locations in the district. The cargo is being shipped to Chittagong (in Bangladesh) and is expected to reach there in two days," Misra said.

The assistance to the in Bangladesh is being provided by New Delhi as part of its humanitarian aid.

Earlier this month, a heavy-lift transport aircraft of the had ferried around 55 tonnes of relief material for the in Bangladesh.

First Published: Mon, September 25 2017. 15:33 IST
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