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3.91 lakh people engaged in economic activities in Nilphamari

RANGPUR, Jan 3, 2017 (BSS) - About four lakh people are now engaged in economic activities at about 1.50 non-agriculture enterprises in Nilphamari district to lead their livelihood.

This was disclosed at a seminar today arranged by district administration and Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) marking the launching of "Economic Census-2013, District Report: Nilphamari" at Deputy Commissioner's office in Nilphamari town.

Deputy Commissioner Zakir Hossain unveiled cover of the report as the chief guest with Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC-General) AJM Ershad Ahsan Habib in the chair.

ADC (Revenue) Mujibur Rahman, Civil Surgeon Dr Abdur Rashid and Assistant Superintendent of Police Feroz Kabir were present as special guests.

Deputy Director of Nilphamari District Statistics Office Abdul Halim narrated overall activities of BBS and different sector-wise key findings of the census.

He said that the main objectives of the census were to investigate nature of structural changes occurred in economy over the last decade.

Dr Abdur Rashid said that accurate statistics on population, households, education and employment and women empowerment were prerequisite for proper planning to attain sustainable development goals.