Monthly allotment nominal, should be increased: minister

Planning Minister MA Mannan yesterday said the average monthly cash transfer to beneficiaries under the government’s social safety net programmes should be increased to Tk 1,000.

“It’s kind of my proposal,” the minister said while addressing an online seminar.

He said the current amount between Tk 500 and Tk 700 a month provided to each beneficiary is nominal.

Development Journalist Forum of Bangladesh under the initiative of Action for Social Development and in association with Germany-based Bread for the World organised the online seminar on “Covid-19 Social Safety Net Programme and Health Rights”.

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