Questions raised on poverty figures in BBS survey

Questions raised on poverty figures in BBS survey

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BBS completed the seventeenth round of the Household Income and Expenditure Survey from January to December 2022. It released the preliminary report of the Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2022 in April. However, the poverty rate is the same in both the preliminary and final reports.

Mohiuddin Ahmed, Deputy Director of BBS and Director of Survey Project, informed the program about various aspects of the survey report.

According to the survey, Barishal division recorded the highest poverty rate in 2022 at 26.9 per cent, higher than 26.5 per cent recorded in 2016. Khulna, on the other hand, recorded the lowest poverty rate at 14.8 percent. Before this, Rangpur was a division of extreme poverty for a long time.

According to the BBS, poverty rates have increased in Dhaka, Barishal and Sylhet divisions over the last six years. This rate is now 17.9 percent in Dhaka, 15.8 percent in Chattogram, 16.7 percent in Rajshahi, 17.4 percent in Sylhet, 24.8 percent in Rangpur and 24.2 percent in Mymensingh.

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