Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) Programme

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

35 lakh families to get cash aid

35 lakh families to get cash aid

Govt plans to provide Tk 2.5k to each family before Eid via mobile banking services

The government is going to provide another round of cash assistance to nearly 35 lakh poor families facing income losses and hardship amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown.
Each family will receive a one-off cash support of Tk 2,500 before the Eid-ul-Fitr through mobile financial services, say finance ministry officials.
The Finance Division on April 8 sent a proposal to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for approval. “Once approved, we will start disbursing money,” said a top official of the division, seeking anonymity.
The official further said Tk 900 crore has been earmarked for providing the financial aid to 34.97 lakh families that got Tk 2,500 each in cash support under a Tk 1,258-crore stimulus package last year during the countrywide shutdown imposed in the wake of the first Covid wave.
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