Sunday, December 25, 2011

Poisonous waters flows in to the Buriganga River, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Poisonous waters from tanneries flows in to the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh. According to a study jointly conducted by the World Bank and the Institute of Water Modelling (IWM)there are 300 various effluent discharge outflows from nine major industrial cluster including Tongi, Hazaribagh, Tajgaon, Tarabo, Narayangonj, Savar, Ashulia, Gazipur, and Ghorashal. These 19 outlets carry the discharge of domestic and Industrial waste, the discharge untreated liquid waste 61 percent are industrial and 39 percent domestic waste, the study shows, The lone sewerage Treatment plant (SWP) in Pagla in Narayangong can treat only 10 percent of the Industrial.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

All Dhaka rivers in Bangladesh left dead


All Dhaka rivers in Bangladesh left dead. Industrial pollution goes unabated on docile action. Soft attitude of the governments towards polluters and lack of awareness among Dhaka city dewellers have literally left dead all the rivers and other surface waters and around the capital. Over the years the government agencies conducted small-scale drives against polluters without yielding any major success. The polluters have meanwhile polluting the rivers side by side with the city dewellers linking excreta discharge to the strom sewerage that ultimately falls into the rivers.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Barrels that contained industrial dyes washed in Buriganga river, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Barrels that contained industrial dyes are washed in the Buriganga River, Dhaka, Bangladesh near the Second Buriganga Bridge behind Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital worsening the condition of the heavily polluted Buriganga river. Despite the introduction laws, most of the industries especially those of Fabrics, dyeing and Tannery continue polluting the Buriganga River and Canals and water bodies in the capital Dhaka City. Owners of the many industries are Former Minister and Law Makers having good connection with the political High-ups those are influence government action.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Dumping garbage in the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Workers constructing a jetty at Shyampur of Farashgonj in the capital city Dhaka, Bangladesh dump soil in to the Buriganga River. Dumping of Garbage in the Buriganga River goes unabated despite campaigns to save the lifeline of Dhaka. Stopping Dhaka City Corporation from dumping rubbish in to the Buriganga River  and moving tanneries from Hazaribagh would solve half of the pollution of the Buriganga River.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Poisoned Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Picture shows poisoned Buriganga River a boat carries passengers on the murky water. Wholesale dumping of industrial waste, sewage and garbage left the Buriganga river touted the lifeline of the capital Dhaka . All the Dhaka rivers left "DEAD" . Industrial pollution goes unbated on docile action. Soft attitude of the Bangladesh government towards pollutions and lake of awareness among city dwellers have literally left dead all rivers and others surface water in and around capital Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pollution gets to Dhaka City ground water, Bangladesh

Pollution gets to Dhaka city ground water, Bangladesh. A recent study jointly done by the World Bank and the Institute of water Modelling ( IVM ) says- The ground water in Hazaribagh , Dhaka home of toxic tannery industries as the most affected . It is quite likely that in the long run groundwater would be effected from the surface at solid waste or industrial effluent dumping ground.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Balu river in Dhaka, Bangldesh serious polluted

River polluted around the capital has reached such a level that the groundwater system where the aquifers are recharges from the riverbeds is being contaminated. A recent study shows. In the six month from November to April virtually no water but only stinky mucky liquid flows in the gradually in the narrowing rivers- the Buriganga, Shitalakshya,Turag, and Balu as  no government could stop discharge of liquid waste into them.
A recent study jointly done by the World Bank and the Institute of Water Modelling ( IWM) says. The ground water system is being contaminated in areas where aquifers are recharged from the riverbeds. The pollution is creeping towards the central part of Dhaka city within time.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Buriganga river leased out in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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In Buriganga river, Dhaka, Bangladesh the continuous earth filling near fatullah terminal pontoon in Narayangonj for sand trading stretches far into Buriganga river, changing the channel. The Narayangonj district administration had anomalously leased out a half-acre area of the Buriganga river to a individual at Fatullah, Dhaka, Bangladesh leading to massive earth filling in the river. Sand trading is now going on there in full swing. The land well into the river foreshore was handed over to one Alauddin for Taka 7.13 hunded thousand in 1994.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Gulshan-Banani lake filling up in Dhaka, Bangladesh

A group of Influential people have started encroaching up on the Gulshan-Baridhara-Banai lake filling of the lake at Shahajadpur jheelpar, between Mariam Tower and Gulshan shahajadpur link road has been going on for last two month in violation of the Wetland conservation Act,2000. The lake is identified a lake in the Dhaka Metropolitan Development plan (DMDP) and layout of the lake is in accordance with Wetland Conservation Act, so, filling of the lake illegal.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bangladesh vast river wetlands are grabbing

Dhaka city, Bangladesh became a concrete jungle, developers with the idea " River View" and "Lake View"
housing project are making good business through most of them don't have government approval.
Uttara university has erected a signboard on the floodplain of the Turag river in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Amid encrochment by housing estates, private universities an refuelling stations, the tiny Turag river in Dhaka, the major flood flow system of the capital from north to south is being choked and reduced everyday. The rivers on the papers of Water Devlopment board 218 meters in width at Mirpur point. However, years of grabbing has reduced it to less than 18 meters in width in many places. Local says some government officials have bought a vast swath by the river and fill it up for a housing project called Paratyasha Housing. Different other housing companies are now filling up the river elsewhere.
Uttara University has projected to buy around 20 bighas of land  in Kamarpara village just beside the Tongi-Ashulia Highway and already registered 11bighas.
This area is identified as the Sub-flood flow zone in Dhaka master plan, most of which has already been filled up as the government authorities keep blind eyes.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Turag river is grabbing year after year in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Only a few feet away from the navigation channel of the Turag near Kamarpara, a piece of land has been filed up and awaiting further development. Turag river in Dhaka, Bangladesh was much deeper and wider when I was a school boy. I did not dare to take bath in the river, recollects a nostalgic local man when asked how he saw the river in his  childhood. Now that the Turag river has been indiscriminately encroached. It is no longer a mighty river.
As the Dhaka city is expanding northwards, the price of land started to shot up especially sine the Dhaka protection embankment was build in the early 1990. Soon some influential people from the capital dhaka invested huge amount on land and started grabbing the river with the help of the local people.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Bangladesh: River grabbed is easy profession

1. Bangladesh government decision to take steps to save rivers across the country.
2. Committee formed to save rivers especially Buriganga, Turag, Shitalakhya, Balu river from pollution and grabbing.
3. Lawmakers to visit rivers and see the sorry state.
4. Report to recommendations in two month.
5. If need be, changes to the existing law will be recommended to mete out punishment to river polluters and grabbers.
Conclusions: Nothing changed happened already three years gone. Lawmakers not yet passed any law to punishment to river polluters and grabbers so, now river grabbed is easy profession in Bangladesh.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Industrial Unit polluting Buriganga River In Dhaka, Bangladesh

350 Industrial unit in Shyampur area, Dhaka, Bangladesh discharging Industrial waste through Titas canal to the Buriganga River. All of these 350 industrial unit have not any waste treatment plant. Department of Environment have not took any action as a result day by day Buriganga River becoming dead river.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Bangladesh : Influential people grabbed canal and wetlands in Dhaka city

The picture shows the Influential people grabbed canal and wetlands in Dakinkhan area in Dhaka City, Bangladesh as a resulit Dhaka became water logging city during monsoon season every year. Dhaka city was 46 canal and already 32 canal grabbed by Influential people of the society now rest only 14 canal have in Dhaka city. Hazaribagh canal completely grabbed.Now grabbed continuing Mohammadpur Ramvchandrapur canal, Katasur canal, Khilgaon canal, Bhasaboo canal. Abdullahpur canal, Ibrahimpur canal and Zirani canal.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Turag river polluted in Dhaka, Bangladesh

People wash dishes in pitch-black water of the Turag river to thewest of Tongi Bridge in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Turag, Buriganga and Balu river water still contaminated with toxic wastes as the pollution source could not be plugged, dissoved oxygen is too low for aquatic lives to survive in the Buriganga river. Hazaribagh tanneries are still dumping wastes in the Buriganga river and excreta of millions of city dwellers are still emptying into the Buriganga river through Wasa storm sewers everyday. The river pollution continuing unabated.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Filling up Buriganga river in Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Buriganga river  filling up near the BIWTA jetty in Shympur, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Its vast stretches remain grabbed. Not only that, new players are joining to grabbed the river futher.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Dholai Khal canal polluted in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dholai khal canal in the Dhaka capital city of Dhaka after years of pollution has turned into smelly, ugly mess, dumping ground of grabage and a breeding haven for mosquitoes. Polluted water from Dhaka city fall into the Buriganga river through Dholai khal canal in Sutrapur area in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Arial beel wetland in Munshigonj, Bangladesh

As an International Member of WWF and also environment campaigner I am also protest this kind of government decision. This picture shows vegetable cultivated agriculture land view of Arial beel wetland in Munshigonj most oldest wetland in Bangladesh now under major threat from Bangladesh government. Bangladesh government decided to build Bangabandhu International airport and city by fill up the Arial beel wetland. Arial beel produced huge quantity of fish and it is breeding ground of 200 species of fish. plenty of rice, shell and grasses and cattle. Bangladesh is world hunger index country and Bangladesh level is 70 out of 88 hunger index countries. Bangladesh losing 4% of total food production and it is proved, every year food grains import rising. Now Bangladesh importing half billion tones of food grains each year. So, any kind of development project Bangladesh government need to avoid use of fertile agriculture land. Arial beel is a complex habitats, highly efficient for sewage treatment works, absorbing chemical fertiliser, filtering pollutants,
flood control, sediments, neutralising harmful bactaria, play a vital role in climate cahnge adoption and mitigation, constitute resources of economic, scientific, cultural, and recreational value for the community of Arial beel such as fishing, shell collecting, bird watching, swimming, and sailing. Bangladesh is signed country of two International convention to protect wetlands and biodiversity. First one is Ramsar convention and second is under United Nation framework convention of biological diversity. So, Bangladesh government decision to build airport in the wetland is clearly violation of this two International convention.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pure toxic chemical dumped into the Meghna River Munshigonj in Bangladesh

A Textile dyeing industry discharges untreated toxic liquid into a Munshigonj canal that flows to the Mehna River also a paper mill in the same area dumping the wastes in the canal.so, water became stinky and black colour.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Toxic Liquids dumped into the Louhajang River, Tangil, Bangladesh

The colour of the Louhajang River behind BSCIC Indusrial area Tangil district, Bangladesh, how recklessly  toxic liquids and waste from industries have been dumped into the water body day by day. The Louahjang River, a tributary Dhaleswari River in Tangil has turned extremely poisonous due to rampant dumping of toxic industrial waste. The water is unusable and pollution is now threatening aquatic life, crops and the greenery. The water is smelly and pitch-black.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Riverbed of Buriganga faces its major flow, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Buriganga riverbed faces its major flow as the government did not make arrangements to divert two-thirds of the city's waste to treatment plant. A huge quantity of untreated waste is being dumped into the Buriganga river in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In Dhaka, an average of 15,000 metric tones of human waste is generated daily two-third of human waste dumped into the Buriganga river.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Karnaphuli River grabbed in Chittagong, Bangladesh

Tin-shed  and concrete structure build after filling up a vast stretch of Karnaphuli River at Bakolia in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Encrochment still continues on the bank of Karanaphuli River posting a threat to the river upstream towards the fourth bridge on it.After encroachment of a vast stretch of river bank in Char Bakolia illegal accupants in a latest move are now constructing concrete structures and filling up the water bodies of karnaphuli river. Several hundred structures sprang up accupying government land belonging to the district administration. The Land-grabbing also caused further siltation of the tiver hindering expansion of city streets and planned growth of the city.