Coronavirus: Poor income drops 80% in Bangladesh
The average income in the slums of Bangladeshi cities and among the rural poor has dropped by more than 80% since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, according to a survey report released on Friday.
"A total of 63 per cent of such population, including day laborers, bhangari [plastic] workers, restaurant workers, maids, transport workers, agriculture laborers, construction and factory workers, petty businessmen, shop assistants and rickshaw pullers became economically inactive during the time," said the survey findings.
The survey was jointly conducted by two independent local research centers -- the Power and Participation Research Center and BRAC Institute of Governance and Development -- and included 5,471 households in urban slums and rural areas earlier in April.
Currently, over 3,300 slums in the capital Dhaka house around 646,000 people, mostly comprising of poor day laborers and rickshaw drivers, while more than 70% of the country's 165 million people live in rural areas. Of the total population, 20% live under the poverty line, according to government data.
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