Digital distribution of rice will reduce irregularities and corruption: Palak

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State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak, expressed hope that corruption and irregularities would be significantly diminished by distributing aid to the helpless and destitute in the country using digital cards with QR codes. He expressed such optimism while providing food aid to 120 helpless and jobless families in Sukash and Dahiya Unions of Singra Upazila on Sunday (April 26).

The state minister said the software for distribution of rice in this manner would be coordinated between the Ministry of Food, the Ministry of Relief, and the Ministry of Agriculture through the Central Database. Besides, the concerned department will be able to know where and how much rice has been distributed in any name only after searching. In this way, no one will be able to pick up one's rice. This will ensure transparency and accountability.