The government is going to provide cash assistance to 50 lakh families to help the low-income people, including rickshaw-van pullers, motor workers and construction workers, who were affected badly by the coronavirus pandemic.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the programme sending the money to the beneficiaries through mobile banking from her official residence Ganobhaban on Thursday morning.
Each family will get Tk 2,500 as assistance.
As part of the relief activities, the government has so far distributed relief materials among 4 crore people to assuage their sufferings.
Different political organisations, including ruling Awami League, their leaders and activists, MPs and other socio-cultural bodies are also providing assistance to the poor and distressed people.
The country is under a lockdown since March 25 alongside the general holidays to prevent the spread of coronavirus which rendered many without any work.