Saturday, September 30, 2023

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 ... Read more

Action against offending house owners ordered

Sewerage disposal into drains Action against offending house owners ordered The government on Wednesday asked the authorities concerned to take action against the house owners who dispose of their sewerage into the storm sewers, ultimately polluting the rivers around the capital. The task force responsible for ensuring the navigability and natural flow of the

Pollution of rivers around Dhaka

Increasing threats to life Mohammad Tareq Hasan With a population of over 15 million Dhaka is one of the most congested cities of the world. This rapidly growing city is located on the northern bank of the river Buriganga and surrounded by other rivers, namely, the Turag to the west, the Tongi Khal to the ... Read more

Chitra river rots with jute

A portion of the Chitra river has become seriously polluted, as farmers are rotting jute plants in it. The pollution that extends some 40km on both sides of the river very badly affected nearly 40,000 people of Narail sadar and Kalia upazilas of the district. Fishes and other aquatic creatures are dying in hundreds, and ... Read more

Result close to ZERO

Court Directives, Govt Warnings, Public Outcry Result close to ZERO Pinaki Roy Encroachment and pollution of the Buriganga, Shitalakhya, Turag and Balu rivers in and around the capital continue despite the government’s pledges to put an end to those. In response to a campaign by the media, the government in June 2009 pledged to restore ... Read more