Mahfuja Mukul, Mahfuz Emran, Arun Sarker: Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has placed Tk6,78,064 crore national budget for FY2022-23 at JatiyaSangsad according top priority to safeguarding marginal people from inflation fueled by the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
This is the fourth budget of the third consecutive term of the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and also the overall 51st budget of the country.
The proposed budget is Tk74,383 crore higher than the original budget size of the FY2021-22 fiscal year, which was Tk6,03,681 crore.
Increasing agricultural and industrial production, ensuring food security, improving quality of healthcare, human resource development, poverty alleviation through equitable distribution of resources, education, expansion of social safety net and climate change have taken centre stage in the proposed budget.
Relying on revenue to meet budget deficit Savings certificates, bonds and loans taken from…