Though Social Safety Net Programmes (SSNPs) are considered as an important tool to reduce poverty in a country like ours, but a debate has been raised recently about the modus operandi of these programmes in Bangladesh. According to the reports published in media, questioned on poverty rate is raised by the Bangladesh Bank Governor about a year ago. As Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) claims the current poverty rate is below 30 per cent, then why the government is paying allowances for 50 percent of the population under social net programmes. The debate has also been swelled up, as the allocation of the money under social cause is being misused or mismanaged due to ploticisation, corruption and exploitation.
The Bay of Bengal has emerged as a ocean governance with the neighbouring countries vital prospect of blue economy for Bangladesh if the country takes the full advantage of its sea resources like gas, fish and shipping. Some foreign countries and companies have grabbed the opportunity as reported in media. The reasons that Bangladesh lags behind in this sector are mainly due to its lack of expertise and policy regime, the report says. Blue economy encompasses the sum total of all economic activities associated with the oceans, seas, h...
Undoubtedly it’s a dream of all the city dwellers to own a home. To realize the ‘my home’ they usually go to different housing companies and the brokers who most of the times deceive them. So, ‘dream of my home’ only remains a far cry for the inhabitants of Dhaka city teeming with more than 1.2 million people. While the government is not capable of meeting the accommodation demand of the city people, they have to rely on those tricksters engaged in housing business only to making quick buck, not for the minimum benefits of the city residents.
Though rights of autistic children are much discussed on World Autisms Day, but the subsequent progress makes a little to this effect. A report carried in a national English daily said, nine out of ten children having autism are deprived of special and mainstream schools in Bangladesh though the Disabled Persons Protection and Rights Act – 2013 ensures their enrolment on educational institutions. The 2013 BANBAIES data shows about 90,000 children of special needs of five types — physical handicap, poor eyesight, short of hearing, problem in speech, intellectual/mental — were enrolled in