Non-stop river pollution threatens water security

World Environment Day
Non-stop river pollution threatens water security
Laws, rules, HC directives go in vain
Rashad Ahamad
No pragmatic step is yet to be taken to protect the four rivers surrounding Dhaka even after declaring them ecologically critical 13 years ago.
In September 2009, the Department of Environment declared the four rivers Ecologically Critical Areas under Section 5 of the Bangladesh Environment Conservation Act. There are total 13 ECAs in Bangladesh.
The government formulated the Ecologically Critical Areas (ECA) Management Rules 2016 for implementing the act, including

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Form powerful authority to keep rivers alive: BAPA

Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA) on Friday urged the government to form a powerful and effective ‘National River Protection Authority’ to keep alive the moribund rivers in the country. It also stressed the need for a ‘national river policy’ to protect the rivers from unauthorised occupiers. The green organisation also placed eight-point demand in this regard through

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