FY22 Budget: Is it really pro-poor?

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Mustafa K Mujeri   | Published: June 21, 2021 19:47:49 For achieving ‘Vision 2041’ and becoming a high income country by 2041, Bangladesh’s national budget has to be pro-poor. The FY2021-22 national budget–which has been termed as ‘Bangladesh towards a Resilient Future: Protecting Lives and Livelihoods’ by the Hon’ble Finance Minister–has been framed to facilitate […]

Experts seek more allocation on health, environment in FY22 budget

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FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: June 10, 2021 20:19:38 More allocation is needed in the health and environment sectors in the proposed budget as the crisis is deepening in the health sector while Bangladesh is largely vulnerable to climate change, experts observed. They also said that the country needs to change its focus from a […]

World Bank: Bangladesh to witness 3.6% GDP growth in FY22

The under-construction Padma Bridge on the mighty Padma River Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune Government had set 7.2% growth in national budget, while 8th 5YP targets 7.7% Bangladesh’s gross domestic product (GDP) is set to grow 3.6% in the fiscal year 2021-22 instead of 1.6%, the World Bank said on Wednesday. The global lender also said […]

Budget FY22: AmCham for addressing crises, focus on health

Budget FY22: AmCham for addressing crises, focus on health

Experts attend a virtual post-budget discussion organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AmCham) on Sunday, June 6, 2021 Courtesy Also expects appropriate governance and efficiency to ensure economic growth during this fiscal The American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AmCham) on Sunday said that the proposed budget for 2021-22 fiscal year was […]

Budget FY22: Fisheries and livestock sector gets Tk244cr hike

Government aims to expand existing facilities for fisheries, poultry and dairy sectors to promote local farmers With the aim of keeping up with the growing demand for protein intake for an increasing population, the government has proposed an increase in the budget for fisheries and livestock. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday proposed Tk3,437 […]

Budget FY22: Agriculture, health to get priority

Budget FY22: Agriculture, health to get priority

It will be budget for the people, says agriculture minister With all eyes on the upcoming budget to be tabled in Parliament on Thursday, Agriculture Minister Dr Mohammad Abdur Razzaque has said that the government will prioritize the health and agriculture sectors the most in the budgetary allocations.  “The two ministries will get the utmost […]

Budget FY22: Farm subsidies likely to increase

Budget FY22: Farm subsidies likely to increase

Tk9,500 crore has been earmarked for subsidizing the agriculture sector, say NBR and Finance Ministry sources Government subsidies in the upcoming budget for 2021-22 fiscal year are likely to increase by Tk10,000 crore with the agricultural sector slated to get the highest allocation, official sources said on Saturday. The agricultural sector gets the priority in […]

Budget FY22 & support for agriculture, CSMEs

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Fahmida Khatun, Mustafizur Rahman, Khondaker Golam Moazzem, and Towfiqul Islam Khan | Published: May 10, 2021 21:55:53 Unlike the first wave of the Covid pandemic, the second wave has brought a number of new challenges for the agriculture sector. These include damage to paddy production due to blast disease and heat wave in a number […]