2020-21 fiscal year
The country’s per capita income has increased to US$ 2,227 (Tk 188,873) from US$ 2,064. Planning Minister MA Mannan placed the statistics in the virtual Cabinet meeting held with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair on Tuesday, said Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam while briefing reporters. The Prime Minister virtually joined the meeting from her official residence Ganobhaban, while other Cabinet members from the Bangladesh Secretariat. Read: Extension of lockdown causing anxiety among low-income earners “Our per capita income has stood at US$ 2,227 in 2020-21 fiscal year. But the previous per capita income was US$ 2064. So, the growth is 9 percent,” said the Cabinet Secretary. He said the country’s GDP has also increased to Tk 30,87,300 crore from Tk 27,96,358 crore, according to the primary data. “It’s a good achievement,” said the top bureaucrat. In the meeting, the Prime Minister was greeted on her homecoming day. Read Covid fallout: ADB lowers Bangladesh's FY21 growth forecast
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the Ministry of Health showed its enough efficiency in checking the Covid-19 pandemic in the country by properly taking necessary measures in time. “I think the Health
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday told Parliament that the government will recruit 2,000 doctors and 4,000 nurses to ensure healthcare services for the Covid-19 patients.
Describing the reasons behind placing an ambitious national budget with an 8.2 percent GDP growth target, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday hoped that her government will be able to implement it as it did in previous fiscal years.
Describing the proposed national budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year as an "imaginary, blunt and unimplementable" one, BNP on Friday said it will only inflict further sufferings on people at this time of coronavirus pandemic.
The government has allocated Tk 95,574 crore for programmes under the social safety net in the proposed national budget for the 2020-21 fiscal, with a proposal to expand the coverage of some programmes to alleviate the plight of the poor amid the situation arising out of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The country’s power and energy sector has received an allocation of Tk 26,758 crore in the proposed national budget for the fiscal year 2020-21 placed in the Jatiya Sangsad by Finance Ministry AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday.
Amid coronavirus crisis, the government has taken up a comprehensive plan with four main strategies discouraging luxury expenditures and prioritizing government spending that creates jobs.