Published:  02:57 AM, 13 September 2018

'Wrong info on Indian remittance from BD'

'Wrong info on Indian remittance from BD'

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said that the information referring to remittance of 400 crore dollars to India per year from Bangladesh is an absolutely wrong one. He made this remark on Wednesday while inaugurating an international apparel exhibition in the capital's International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB).

Harsh Vardhan Shringla further said that Bangladesh is not even the fourth source of Indian remittance. Harsh Vardhan Shringla talked about Indian remittance from Bangladesh to rectify an erroneous statement from Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, President, Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of  Commerce and Industry (FBCCI). Reportedly Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin said, "Bangladesh is the fourth source of expatriate Indians' earnings.

We feel proud of it."Harsh Vardhan Shringla disagreed with the FBCCI President over this point. Pew Research termed Bangladesh as the fourth source of India's remittances. Harsh Vardhan Shringla said, "It was a mistaken data which appeared on Pew Research website due to a cyber attack. It was a false report."

Harsh Vardhan Shringla told during the program, "We can exchange facts and figures with FBCCI over these matters. A small group of Indians work in Bangladesh. It is quite unbelievable that these few Indians can send 400 crore dollars to India from Bangladesh."

It may be added that different newspapers referred to Pew Research while saying that Bangladesh is India's fourth largest remittance source wherefrom India receives 400 crore dollars every year. Another newspaper on 2nd July stated that India earns one thousand crore dollars from Bangladesh though no institutional reference was cited in that news.

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