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Taliban gives jobs in alternate for wheat to sort out starvation and unemployment

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The programme shall be rolled out round Afghanistan’s main cities and is predicted to make use of 40,000 males within the capital alone

Afghanistan’s Taliban authorities launched a programme to sort out starvation on Sunday, providing 1000’s of individuals wheat in alternate for labour.

The scheme shall be rolled out round Afghanistan’s main cities and cities and make use of 40,000 males within the capital alone, the Taliban’s chief spokesman mentioned at a press convention in southern Kabul.

“This is an important step for fighting unemployment,” Zabihullah Mujahid mentioned, including the labourers should “work hard”.

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Afghanistan — which is already affected by poverty, drought, electrical energy blackouts and a failing financial system — is now going through the onset of what could also be a harsh winter.

The Taliban’s food-for-work scheme won’t pay labourers, concentrating on those that are at present unemployed and most prone to hunger through the winter.

The two-month programme will see 11,600 tons of wheat distributed within the capital, with about 55,000 tons for elsewhere within the nation, together with Herat, Jalalabad, Kandahar, Mazar-i-Sharif and Pol-i-Khomri.

Work for the labourers in Kabul will embody digging water channels and catchment terraces for snow within the hills to fight drought.

Mr.Mujahid and different senior officers, together with agriculture minister Abdul Rahman Rashid and Kabul mayor Hamdullah Nomani, minimize a pink ribbon and dug a small ditch at a ceremony within the rural Rish Khor space of the capital to launch the programme.

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