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This report on Economic Burden of Tobacco Related Diseases in India” released by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare estimates direct and indirect costs from all diseases caused due to tobacco use and four specific diseases - respiratory diseases, tuberculosis, cardiovascular diseases and cancers. See this package for related documents, studies and find more.

The study was conducted by the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDRB)

Islamabad—Around 420,000 people develop active tuberculosis each year in the country with 65 percent case detection rate.

With release of genetically modified Bt brinjal for commercial cultivation Bangladesh is first country in the South Asia to cultivate any genetically modified food crop. Read more in this March 2014 edition of the Monthly Overview on State of Environment, Bangladesh.