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=Economy=

images_economy_indexBusiness and trading are the main economic activities of the Paurashava people. Poor people are mostly engaged in the informal sector such as day labor. Agriculture is an important sector of employment and economic activity. In addition the town has a good range of small-scale manufacturing and service enterprises. There are 11 branches of both state and private owned banks. These bank branches mostly transact credit for trading, commerce and agriculture. Income and economic status of the people has improved in the recent times, due to agricultural activities, mostly consisting of marketing for nearby areas. The town is growing and, as a result, business in construction materials is also strong.

Employment Aspect :

Bangladesh has been facing enormous problems in achieving desired socio-economic development. The outstanding problems include among ohers over-population, unemployment, limited land availability, natural calamities like flood, cyclone, tidal surge, drought, ete, illiteracy and resource constraints. At present, there is large-scale unemployment in the country. According to latest available information, about 15.50 million people who are able and willing to work are unemployed in the country.
In Habiganj Paurashava area, main sources of income are foreign currency (28.35%), business (21.45%), employment (16%), non-agricultural labor (7.62%), transportation and communication (5.47%), industry (.52) and others (20.66%).

Financial Aspects :

Simply financial aspects of a municipal authority refer to its income and expenditure and activities that are related to income and expenditure. Generally, income refers to revenue of the Paurashava from different sources exist in the Paurashava jurisdiction, annual development funds that sanction from the central government, aid or grants from other local or foreign sources and so on. Conversely, expenditure refers remuneration of the Chairman and ward commissioners, remuneration of Paurashava staffs and workers, project implementation and O&M costs, service and institutional support costs, and other costs. The sources of income and expenditure of a Paurashava are listed in the table below.