Monday, December 27, 2010

Shitalakhya, Turag, Balu and Buriganga river remain unchanged, Dhaka, Bangladesh

A richshaw-van pullar cross through pitch black water discharge from Textile dyeing units in low level canal Kanchpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The canal link with Shitalakhya river. Shitalakhya, Turag, Balu and Buriganga river remain unchanged and completely unabated. The tanneries and thousands of other highly polluting industries keep discharging millions of gallons of toxic wastes into the rivers. Dhaka Wasa ( Water Supply and Sewerage Authority ) dumps over 90 percent of its untreated wastes which flow through its networks of sewerage lines and canals into the Buriganga river around the city.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Land grabber fence in a section of Buriganga river, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Photo shows land grabbers fence off a section of the Buriganga river near Dikir Char, Narayangong, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The land grabbers continue filling the river with earth in front of Government administration. No action have taken to stop grabbed the river bed. Brich industry build tthis fence in the Buriganga river and earth and construction illegal structure some points in Buriganag river.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Buriganga river grabbed in Dhaka, Bangladesh

 The photo shows a plot on the Buriganga River bed in the Lalbagh area, This piece of land also use dumping waste in the Buriganga river.The Buriganga river flowing through around capital look dismal. Bangladesh government not yet take any measures to save rivers. Buriganga, Turag, Balu, Shitalakhya -all rivers still give off a terrible stench. Encroachers continue filling rivers and industrialists keep polluting river water and encroachment. the industrialists, individuals even government organizations have grabbed river since1983. Dhaka water supply and sewage authority and Mitford Hospital direct discharge waste water in the Buriganga river.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Buriganga River, Dhaka, Bangladesh is most polluted river

 Buriganga River around Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh are polluted every day with thousand of tonnes of solid and liquid wastes coming from domestic and industrial sources. Dhaka Water and Sewage Authority(WASA) dumping 60 percent of the untreat sewage of the Dhaka city in the Buriganga river as a result river water become stinky black pitch water. Toxic metalic like chromium from Hazaribag Tannery units and released directly in the Buriganga ruver many cause genetic disorder birth defects and cancer if it get s in the food cycles.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Buriganga river, Dhaka, Bangladesh feed oil and chemicals

The Buriganga river, Dhaka, Bangladesh feed oil and chemicals. A group of workers at Swarighat, Chemical market, Dhaka city, Bangladesh were loading a large pushcart with empty plastic barrels used for containing one of the 112 toxic chemicals used for the tannery industries in Hazaribagh, Dhaka.
The cart was soon full af barrels neatly stacked as high as 10 feet from the base of the Vehicle. The workers then headed for the nearby Mitford Hospital ghat along the embarkment under the second Buriganga river bridge. Three workers unloaded the barrels and started cleaning the chemicals in the Buriganga river water. A pungent smell filled the air. The residues from the barrels tured the part of the swollen Buriganga river water toxic.
Workers said the practice of washing these emty barrels has continued for years.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Buriganga River, South window of Dhaka,lifeline of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Buriganga River originated from the Turag river at Mohammadpur in Dhaka, the Buriganga flows through Mohammadpur, Hazaribagh, Lalbagh, Kamrangir Char, Keraniganj and Fatullah before falling into the Dhaleshwari at Fatullah in Narayangong,
It is 45km in length and 265meters in width, with a depth of 14 meters at Dhaka Mill Barrack area. Its catchment area is 253sq km.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Turag River in Dhaka, Bangladesh almost grabbed.

The River Turag is getting drastically narrow near Ijtema Maidan in Tongi as land encroachers pile up sands indiscriminately on the river bank, gradually extending their greedy hands towards its bed.River encroacher back after 2years of hiberation; rampant onslaught narrows the river down a canal. The Turag rivers in Dhaka ,Bangladesh flowing along northern vicinity the capital is virtually disappearing from the map thanks to indiscriminate encroachment on the river for years. if the trend continues further the river would became history for future generation.After a break of two years after caretaker government, the encroachers are back to business. It seems now there are no authority to bar these people from encroaching the rivers around the capital. Different vested quaters including influentials locals, political leaders, housing estates, government officials, refuelling stations, private universities, sand traders and religious group have grabbed the banks of the Turag river over the years.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

River grabbing easy in Bangladesh, freeing tough

River-grabblers having a feast on Buriganga River, Shitalakhya River, Balu River as they face no govt resistance. The Buriganga River second bridge in postogola overlooks a singnificant part of the river. Anybody standing on the bridge would have a clear view of the river and easily realise how shamelessly and ruthlessly encroachers have squeezed the lifeline of the Capital Dhaka.Encroachment on the Buriganga River over the years so severe that the Shayampur side of the bridge has became just like bottleneck. Beside the Navy Jetty a five -storey building is standing in a place which was part of the Buriganga River just five years ago. A lush green lawn and a well-planned pond increase the beauty of the building, which in fact choked the river here. In all happened in the past and no one care.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

River grabbed continue in Bangladesh   
Water is Bangladesh blessing and curse for nearly half the year. The moon soon rains cause the country three Major River the Ganges, the Brahmaputra, the Meghna, and their tributaries to swell. Devastating floods are often the consequence. During the rest of year the dry season bring almost no rainfall and droughts threaten the livelihoods of people and the health of the nature or environment. Bangladesh was 320 rivers 42years before now only 220 rivers left balance 110 rivers grabbed by the Influential people. Independence with 42 years time among this 220 rivers two third rivers are also dead rivers and grabbed continue by the Influential people of the Society.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Climate Change effect, human catastrophes for Bangladesh

This picture of Road in Bargina Costal city under Barisal Division in Bangladesh. It is a Climate Change effect, due to rise of sea water label. Most of costal district in Bangladesh some area or city overflow by sea water during moonsoon sason. Now it is happend in moonsoon season . Time is coming after 10 to 15years sea water will be overflowed whole the year. Around two billion people will be effected in Bangladesh for the Climate Change problem. In future it will be human catastrophes for Bangladesh. Climate Change effect, flood, shortage of drinking water, this two billion people will be migrated in highland area from costal area.Now, what happend there, During moonsoon season some area "Kalapara" goes under 7to 8 feet under flood water specially people face problem of Laluah Union, Ramnabad area some villages Chandupara, Charchandupara, Bara pach number, Choto pach number, Chowdury para, Charipara village agriculture family sometimes they could not cooked their food because their kitchen under flood water. Sometimes Kalapara and kuakata ferry ghat service closed 7 to 8 hours for overflow fery ghat by flood water. This is the story there now in moonsoon season . Future story more painful and more human suffering. So, day by day people will be migrated form that area to other save area in Bangladesh. if this two billion people migrated from costal area to other area , it will really human catastrophes for Bangladesh.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

152 industries wreaking havoc in Turag River, Dhaka, Bangladesh

152 industries wreaking havoc in Turag River, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Villagers along polluted Turag moving to safer places. Indiscriminate discharge of liquid waste by the industries in and around Konabari industrial zone has ruined a large part of the Turag river and Baimail jheel, causing immense suffering to residents living on the banks. Industrial liquid waste and black smog created by brick kilns have dubled the suffering and compelled many to move their houses. Locals say brick kilns have left their fruit trees unproductive, while industrial waste exterminated fish in the river and nearby water bodies, increased mosquitoes, and made croplands infertile. Bangladesh government established the Konabari Bangladesh small and cottage industries Corporation( Bscic ) industrial area in early 1980 to promote and and expand small and cottage indutries, Since then industries are polluting surrounding environment despite getting different facility packages from the government. Recently, the Bscic authority have made a list of 152 polluter Industries that include 56 dyeing and Textile industries, 50 chemicals and pharmaceutical , nine food processing and 37 other engineering industries, None of these industries has installed an effluent treatment Plant ( ETP ) The Basic provided the industrialist with land in subsidised price along with many other facilities, But most of the industries are paying back indiscrimnately polluting the environment. Since the begining the government was providing tax holiday for five years and no import duty and Vat for capital Mechinery for these polluters. Stincky blackish water was seen flowing in the Turg river as liquid waste falls in the river directly from the industries. Massive suffering of the people was witnessed during visits to the surrounding villages including Baimail, Kodda,Kashimpur, and Konabari, Besides industiral waste, dust from the brick kilns aroundadds to the suffering of the local inhabitants. We cannot use the river water in anyway. Even we can not take bath there, Besides dust from the brick kilns in also causing much suffering to us. says Bailmail villagers. Just 12 years ago the Turag and Baimail jheel had a veriety of fish. Now no fish can survive here.The industry waste has spoiled everything. Villagers from kashempur  say it is a big problem for them to collect water from tube wells for bathing, washing, and drinking. For the last few years we are not getting fruits, coconut, banana, mango from the trees, if I wash my hand in the river waters it stinks like Kerosene, their corrugated Tin made houses are being demaged with in to three years due to dust frombrick kilns.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Rain water overflow VIP Road in Dhaka Capital city of Bangladesh

Rain water overflow VIP Road in Dhaka capital city of Bangladesh. This picture in front of Sharaton Hotel in Dhaka, date-24/8/2010 rain water overflow enter VIP Road because all 32 canal of Dhaka city grab by Influential people of Bangladesh. Now Dhaka have only 10milimeter rain water drainage system.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Toxic liquid in Buriganga River Fatullah, Narayangonj,Bangladesh

Picture shows Toxic liquid discharging from a dyeing factory at fatullah, Narayangonj into a canal that leads to the Buriganga River. Despite making repeated pledges, many of the industries especially those of fabrics dyeing and tannery continue polluting rivers water, canal and other wetlands in the city just to boost their profit.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Industrial waste water grave peril, Bangladesh

Industrial waste water grave peril Saver in Dhaka, Bangladesh.Untreated waste from Dhaka Export Processing  Zone,DEPZ pollutes water farmlands since1983: no CETP installed yet, around two hundred thousand people exposed to serious health risk. Untreated liquid wastes from Dhaka Export Processing
Zone ,DEPZ have been polluting the Bangshi River and other water bodies around, putting around two thousand people of twelve villagers in the area into tremendous health risk. Only a couple of decade ago the villagers used water from the nearby water bodies like Dholai beel for drinking, bathing and irrigation.
But now the water of Dholai beel and Bangshi River looks pitch black and it stinks as wastes from DEPZ, where many of World famous brand items are produced continue to pollute the water. Inhabitants of the villages around Dholai beel in Saver, where the DEPZ discharges its untreated effluent, said the wastes have severely contaminated the land there, and they cannot cultivate Paddy now, The pollution has thus threatened the existence of some traditional livelihoods while villagers often suffer from water-bone diseases. Polluting more than 1,000 acres of land in Dholai beel, the filthy water pours into the Bangshi River in Saver, Dhaka.The pollution spreads over the villages during floods. In the 143.84 hectares area of DEPZ there over 300 idustrial units, including Chemical,Leather, Textile, Agro-based industries, garments and garments accessories, woven and kintted fabrics, Medical and biological Pharmaceutical industries and Backward and Forward linkage industries. Under an open door policy the government established the DEPZ in 1983 to attract foreign investors but it is not yet to set up a central effluent treatment plant, CETP for the industries in the DEPZ.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Urea fertiliser polluting River in Bangladesh

As the Bangladesh Inland water Transport authority conducts dries against river pollution and river encroachers. Bag of fertiliser are still piled up in the Narayangonj jetty. These bags were imported three years ago. During rain, the fertiliser seeps into the Shitalakkhya River water.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Birds smuggle from Bangladesh

Arround 1,000 rare birds recovered at Hazrat Shahajalal International Airport from a Pakistani who was trying to smuggle them.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

River Shitalakkhya fill up in Dhaka, Bangladesh

While drives are on to save the rivers in Dhaka and its surrondings following government directives, a protion of River Shitalakkhya is being fill up by influence everyday.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Royal Bengal Tiger national animal of Bangladesh

Royal Bengal Tiger national animal of Bangladesh. Now Bangladesh have less than 300 Tigers in Sunderban Forest. As per WWF less tahn 3,000 tiger now lived in the World.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Bangladesh National Flower

Water lily national flower of Bangladesh. In moonsoon rainy season lot of Water lily flowers avilable in Bangladesh. Most of Wetlands area

Friday, July 30, 2010

Buriganga polluted near the second Buriganga Bridge

Barrels that contained industrial dyes are washed in the Buriganga River near the second Buriganga Bridge behind Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital worsening the condition of the heavily polluted river.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Bangladesh Formerly the east wing of Pakistan emeged as a nation in 26th March,1971.
 Background: Bangladesh came into existence 1971 when Bengali East Pakistan succeed from its union with West Pakistan. About extremely poor country floods annually during moonsoon rainy season hampering economic devlopment. Population: arround one hundred fifty million. Size: Total:1,44,000square kilometers, land 1,33,910 Kilometers, Water 10,090 square kilometers.

Impact of Climate Change in Bangladesh

  After 20 year Bangladesh will be inhabitable Country due rising sea water height and contraminated ground water and 15% of costal area will go under water. it is Impact of Climate Change in Bangladesh.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Drinking water shortage in Dhaka, Bangladesh

After 20years Bangladesh will be inhabitable country due to shortage of drinking water. Picture shows people of Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh with emty vessels barricade Pragati Sarani demanding and end to the water crises prevailing in area.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Richsaws clog Dhanmondi Road No-1, Dhaka, Bangladesh as large
nuber of richsaw pullers flock to the capital to earn extra money ahead of the Ramadan and Eid occasion. 

Rice is the main course menu of the people of Bangladesh
Rice is the main course menu of the people of Bangladesh. Most of the family eat rice two times a day in their
meal. Some family eat rice three times a day but Bangladesh day by day going rice shortage Country. Last two years 2009 and 2010 Bangladesh have bamper production of rice but Bangladesh have to import this year arround Six hundred thousand tonnes as because rising population and every year reducing Agriculture Land.
Bangladesh every year lost 82,000acre of Agriculture Land due to urbanization and Industrial use etc. In this process is continued within three years Bangladesh have to import two million tonnes of rice every year. with in three years another ten million popultion growth will be added with existing population and 2,40,000acres Land will be lost from agriculture production for urbanization and it will be huge pressure of Bangladesh Foreign Currency reserves. Bangladesh Foreign Currency reserves below Ten billion dollar, Second Bangladesh have Foreign debt arround 17th billion dollar. This year Bangladesh buying rice from Vietnam because Vietnam have surplus production but in 2007 is agreed to export  any rice to World Market for their own shortage. In near future Bangladesh have to find alternative way to solve this problem. IN FUTURE RICE WILL BE CONCERN FOR BANGLADESH