Sunday, December 16, 2012

Human waste dumping in the Buriganga river in Dhaka, Bangladesh


Many of the industries especially fabrics dyeing and printing and tannery continue polluting rivers, canals and other wetlands in the city Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is estimated 7,000 industries of red, orange, and green categories around Dhaka metropolis discharging more than 61 percent waste directly into Turag river, Balu river, Buriganga river, Shitalakhya river,and Bangshai river.
The pollution level is so severe that no aquatic can survive in these rivers during a joint study conducted by Institute of water modelling will the help of World Bank.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Buriganga River continue polluting in Dhaka, Bangladesh

A large swathe of the Buriganga River, the lifeline of the capital Dhaka has turned pitch-black with toxic waste flowing into it from industrial units, of health hazards, a few children drive into the stinky water.
Look at the colour of the water, our children bathe in it, We have no option but to use this water, said a slum dweller at posta in ""Kamarangirchar ""
Untreated liquid waste from Hazaribagh tanneries continues to stream in to the Buriganga river.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dumps Industrial waste in to the Turg river, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dumps Industrial waste in to the Turag at kamarpara near bank colony in Saver simply polluting the water.
The Turag river near Tongi Bridge use this dark. polluted and smelly water daily which eventually spread various diseas among them. A large sewerage pipe dumps Industrial waste in to the Turag river near bank colony in Saver, Dhaka simply polluting the water.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Turag river near Tongi Bridge is polluted in Dhaka, Bangladesh


The Turag River near Tongi Bridge, Dhaka, Bangladesh use thick dark , polluted and smelly water daily which eventually spread various diseases among them. A large sewerage pipe dump industrial waste in to the   Turag river at Kamarpara near Bank colony Saver simply polluting the water.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Bangladesh Capital city Dhaka became peril


Non-biodegrable materials and sewage are being dumped in the Buriganga River in Keranigonj just across
the from Ahsan Manzil Dhaka, Bangladesh. River management failure has put the capital Dhaka on the verge extinction. Now it is dyeing rivers. Unplanned construction of roads also pushed the rivers narrow of the Country.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Toxic liquid discharged into Buriganga River, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Pollution warnings fall on deaf ears in Bangladesh. Despite making repeated pledges, many of the industries especially those of Fabrics dyeing factory and tannery continue polluting rivers canals and other wetlands in the city just boost their profit. Total 681 severe polluter industries in an around capital,Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Toxic liquid dump in Shitalakkhya river in Dhaka, Bangladesh


Toxic liquid from a factory has been posing grave environmental problem for land and waterways at Godnail in Narayangong for years. Local peoples have complained about the waste dump times and again but in vain. Meantime, the land was arable is now dried up and contaminated with hazardous substances. The Toxic effluent keep flowing through a canal in to the Shitalakkhya river. The primary estimates made in this study show that nearly 330,000 kilograms of BOD is discharged from various polluting sources everyday Dhaka watershed.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dump Toxic waste in Buriganga river in Dhaka, Bangladesh

A boat carrying used lubricants of motor launches dumphaka the toxic waste straight into the Buriganga river with little regard for the Environment and the lifeline of Dhaka city. The photo was taken at the Sadarghat in the capital city of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Despite making repeated pledges, many of the industries, especially those of fabrics dyeing and Tannery, continue polluting Buriganga river and its canal also watershed of Dhaka City.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Polluting Turag river in Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Turag river water is murky blue near Amin Bazar in Dhaka, Bangladesh on the outskirts of the Capital, thick from the Industrial waste dumped flows down from Savar. According to the World Bank report the real numbers of polluters is much higher than the statistics and among all these dyeing factories and tanneries are the main polluters of the rivers. Waste from these industries is connected to the sewerage system that directly leads to the rivers have become dumping ground of all kinds of solid, liquid and chemical waste of bank-side population. According to the Environment conservation rules 1997 every industry should have an in house ETP, otherwise they would not get from Department of Environment, Environment clearence which is mandatory to power and gas connection.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Foul-smelling waste from tanneries in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Foul-smelling waste from tanneries of Hazaribagh in Dhaka, Bangladesh embankment area in the capital end up at this low-laying ground turning it into a red pond. According to statistics from Department of Environment of Bangladesh the number of polluting tanneries 198, dyeing mills is 365, Pharmaceutical units 149, engineering workshops 129, chemical and pesticide factories 118, Jute mills 92, rubber and plastic units 63, food and suger 38, paper and pulp 10, cement and fertilisers 5 and distilleries 4 are continue polluting Dhaka Watershed.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sewage dumped in to the Balu River in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Stench from the polluted waters of the Balu River in Dhaka, Bangladesh locals as the sewage of the capital Dhaka is dumped into the river. This stretch of the Balu River near Purbachal Project is supposed to be a part of the Dhaka city circular waterway project. According to World bank report Over last 10years major industrialisation in the Dhaka watershed has been observed, especially in dying,washing, and Textiles sectors. It is estimated that, there are over 7,000 industries in Dhaka metropolis located mostly in three clusters Hazaribagh, Tejgaon and DND Area.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Hazardous waste water in the Shitalakya river, Narayanginj, Bangladesh

Children play amongst hazardous waste in Sitalakkya river, Narayangong, Bangladesh. The exposed pipes emit waste from textile dyeing factories during the dry season. The picture was taken near Kanchpur Bridge in Narayangonj. According to the World Bank study. The prinary estimates made in the study show that nearly 3,30,000 kilograms is discharge from various polluting sources everyday in Dhaka watershed. This gives an indication of the extensive pollution loads from various domestic and Industrial sources. The situation is extremely precarious particularly during the six month of the year November to April the report states.