Pandemic creates 2.45cr new poor

22nd Apr, 2021

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Violation of lockdown restrictions continues in the city amid the surge in coronavirus infections. The photo was taken around 7:00am yesterday. Photo: Anisur Rahman

The economic shock induced by the pandemic has pushed 2.45 crore people -- 14.75 percent of the country's population -- into poverty in one year, according to a new survey. The survey found that the pandemic caused a significant depletion of households' income and forced a large number of the population into leaving cities and taking shelter in their village homes.

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