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Sommilito Sangskritik Jote criticizes budget cuts to culture sector


The cultural activists present at the press conference, led by the organization’s president Golam Kuddus, criticized the eight percent cut to the Ministry of Culture in the FY2019-20 proposed budget. They also demanded that at least one percent of the total budget—Tk5231.9 crore—be allocated to the culture sector. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal unveiled a Tk523,190 crore proposed budget for FY2019-20 in the parliament on Thursday. Last year, the proposed budget was Tk510 crore and the revised budget was Tk625 crore – which is eight percent less than last year. Sommilito Sangskritik Jote President Golam Kuddus said at the press conference: “This sector has never been given proper importance.


Source: Dhaka Tribune June 15, 2019 11:48 UTC



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