Social Safety Net

Food distribution for poor: When more is needed, govt doing less

Scaling up public food distribution programmes for the poor and the vulnerable is the need of the hour -- given the cost of living crisis. But the government seems to be shying away from stepping up to this task.

January 25, 2023
January 25, 2023

The vulnerable need food support

Why cut back on public food distribution programmes when they are needed the most?

January 24, 2023
January 24, 2023

Food distribution for poor: When more is needed, govt doing less

Scaling up public food distribution programmes for the poor and the vulnerable is the need of the hour -- given the cost of living crisis. But the government seems to be shying away from stepping up to this task.

June 9, 2022
June 9, 2022

Social safety net allocation to rise 5.5%

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today proposed increasing the allocation by 5.5 per cent year-on-year for social safety net programmes carried out by the government.

June 1, 2022
June 1, 2022

Govt to widen social safety net programme: Kamal

The government will broaden its social safety net programmes in the upcoming national budget to continue support to the country’s marginalised population, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said yesterday.

May 26, 2022
May 26, 2022

Budget 2022-23: Better targeted social safety net

The government is committed to using the long-overdue National Household Database (NHD) from the next fiscal year to better target the social safety net programmes, in a development that can infuse dynamism in the flat scheme.

May 24, 2022
May 24, 2022

Old age allowances grossly inadequate

Shamsul Huda, a beneficiary of the government’s social safety net programmes, lives in a rickety little tin- shack in Noboganga area under Paba upazila of Rajshahi.

June 17, 2021
June 17, 2021

Social Safety Net Spending: Big slice goes to non-poor

In circuses, whenever artists perform the tightrope walking stunt, underneath them are wide nets to prevent them from falling to the ground and avoiding potentially life-threatening injuries -- lest they lose their balance on the thin rope and falls over.