Whose per capita income rising?
The per capita income in Bangladesh rose by 9% year-on-year to US $2,824 in 2021-22 fiscal year, according to government data. People, however, are not seeing increase in their income, which can validate the data.
Many took to social media to reject the data while some ridiculed it, mentioning the widening disparity between the rich and the poor and the spiralling inflation.
What are people saying about the latest per capita income data? Why are they failing to find a match between their income and the per capita income data? What should the government do to minimise the income disparity?
The Daily Star's business reporters Ahsan Habib and Md Asaduz Zaman try to find the answers.