Ensuring food security- spreading social safety net June 6, 2008Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, ECONOMY, Food Security, GOVERNANCE.
Tags: employment generation, food crisis, Food Security
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The government is spreading social safely net by allocating Tk 3000 crore in the next fiscal year. The program has four components-
a) Tk 2400 crore scheme for employment of 2 million ultra-poor
b) Tk 300 cr to face the climate change challenges.
c) Tk 25 crore for maternity allowances of low income groups
d) Tk 200 crore program for road maintenance and employment fund.
The amount is almost equal to the amount provided by the government in the last fiscal year.
Under the first scheme of 2400 crore, employment for 100 days will be created for 2 million people below the poverty line. Each day wage of each worker will be Tk. 120, while the government will provide the same amount as allownaces to the enlisted workers who cannot be provided employment for the first 50 days. The allowance amount will reduce gradually.
The program is appreciated by many.
The ordinary citizen is a little confused as regarding government program as it is easy to know the plans and objectives of the government but it is not easy to know the progress of a plan and the degree of the implementation of the these programs.
Ref: Daily Star
An ordinary citizen