Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) Programme

An initiative of the Cabinet Division and the General Economics Division (GED), Bangladesh Planning Commission, Government of Bangladesh

Budget for Next Fiscal Year: Bigger subsidy on food likely

Reaz Ahmad and Rejaul Karim Byron

“The government is getting ready to further increase its fiscal outlay on food dole in the 2017-18 fiscal year.
On June 1, the new budget will show food subsidies going up to Tk 4,500 crore from Tk 2,821 crore of initial allocations for 2016-17, now being revised to Tk 3,721 crore.”
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