Planning for Industrialisation of Bangladesh

  • Muzaffar Ahmad
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It is necessary to begin by understanding the setting in which planning for industrialisation of Bangladesh is being discussed. Bangladesh is one of the smallest countries in the world, with 55 thousand square miles of area of which 35 thousand square miles are agricultural land including fallows, 8.6 thousand square miles are forest, 10 thousand square miles are non-cultivable land including rivers and urban areas. It has to support a population of some 74 millions, the eighth largest in the world. Density per square mile averages 1342, one of the highest. But population is not evenly distributed and the density varies from about 400 to 2000 per square mile. The annual rate of population growth is estimated at about 3 per cent.


Private Sector Public Sector Cotton Textile Foreign Exchange Planning Commission 


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