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.