The per capita income in Bangladesh has now increased from $ 2,064 to $ 2,227 which is equivalent to TK 188,873.
Planning Minister MA Mannan placed the statistics in the Cabinet meeting held with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam later briefed the reporters.
The Prime Minister joined the meeting virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban, while other cabinet members at the Bangladesh Secretariat.
The Cabinet Secretary said: “Our per capita income has stood at $ 2,227 in fiscal year 2020-21, but the previous per capita income was $ 2064. So, the growth rate is nine percent.”
According to him, TK 188,873 has been calculated at the rate of TK 84.81 against per dollar.
The country’s GDP has also increased to TK 30,87,300 crore now from TK 27,96,358 crore, according to the primary data, the cabinet secretary added.
BDST: 1847 HRS, May 17, 2021