The Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief has been asked to form a committee to monitor the country’s overall flood situation and assess the damages caused by the deluge.
The recommendation came on Monday at 25th meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the ministry at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with its chairman AB Tajul Islam in the chair.
The meeting also held an elaborate discussion on the progress of the decisions taken earlier, the recent flood situation in Sunamganj and Sylhet, the government’s step in the flood-hit areas and the future plan of the ministry to tackle river erosion.
How much relief materials have been disbursed, assessing the need of the flood-affected people to mitigate their sufferings, assessment of the damage caused by the flood and appropriate action after flood will be the main task of the proposed committee, it said.
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The Parliamentary watchdog also suggested installing tube wells to ensure safe drinking water, distribution of corrugated iron sheets for building houses and schools and medicines for preventing water-borne diseases in the flood-affected areas.
It also suggested allocating flood relief to the most vulnerable flood-hit areas instead of equal disbursement.
State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Md Enamur Rahman and other members of the parliamentary body including Panchanan Biswas, Aftab Uddin Sarkar, Mir Mostak Ahmed Robi, Jewel, Mujibur Rahman Chowdhury and Kazi Kaniz Sultana were present at the meeting.