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>poor getting the least of safety-net funds

>BARISAL, Rajshahi and Khulna divisions where poor people live most receive the least safety-net funds whereas Sylhet, Dhaka and Chittagong, which are comparatively good in terms of poverty, receive the lion’s share of the funds. (Read article)
Noticing the discrimination, the finance ministry sits tomorrow to change the existing practice of distributing the safety-net funds.
The east-west divide in terms of economy has been identified as a major obstacle to poverty eradication and economic possibility, says a finance ministry report on social safety-net programmes.
According to the report, 52 percent people in Barisal live below the poverty line, 50.2 percent in Rajshahi and 45.7 percent in Khulna. But Barisal receives only 14.8 percent of the safe-net funds, Rajshahi 22.9 percent and Khulna 15 percent.
Sylhet, where 33.8 percent people live below the poverty line, receives 40.8 percent of the safety-net funds. Dhaka and Chittagong, where 32 and 34 percent people live below the poverty line, receive 19.2 percent and 27.5 percent of the funds.

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