DHAKA: An allocation of Tk 80,200 crore was made in the budget proposed for 2019-20 fiscal for welfare of children.
The amount is 15.33 percent of the total budget of Tk 5,23,190 crore.
The proposed budget of the fiscal 2018-19 for the children was Tk 65,600 crore.
Increasing investment for the children is a priority of the government, said Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal while placing the budget at the Jatiya Sangsad Thursday (June 13) afternoon.
This is the country’s 48th budget and the 20th of the Awami League (AL) government in five terms while Tajuddin Ahmed presented the first budget as the finance minister of the post-independence Bangabandhu government in 1972.
Kamal placed the budget as the country’s 12th finance minister after taking the charge of the finance ministry in the third consecutive term of AL government.
Size of the budget is equivalent to 18.1 percent of total GDP.
BDST: 1809 HRS, JUN 13, 2019