Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday heavily castigated the criticism over the reserve, saying her government would not sit idle with the reserve money rather to use it for the people's welfare.
"It would not be proper to sit idle with the reserve money. We have to utilise it for people's welfare... We have to reduce sufferings of the people," she said.
The prime minister said this while administering oath to newly elected 59 district councils' chairmen at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Dhaka.
A total of 623 members of the district council also took oath at the programme.
The prime minister asked the local government representatives to take prompt measures to make their localities self-reliant in food production by ensuring ever inch of land to be brought under cultivation.
She also asked them to clean their localities as the Dengue patients are increasing across the country.
The premier too called for making people aware about Dengue.
She said her government is working to make local government bodies as pro-people.