Occupancy and pollution squeeze the ecology and shape of the Old Brahmaputra
By Adnan Mahfuz
Bangladesh: The Old Brahmaputra River in Jamalpur is getting smaller and smaller due to illegal occupation. The river bank’s unlawful occupation and various installations have made the river lose its traditional form.
It can be seen that business establishments and buildings of multi-storied buildings have been constructed in Pillar Gate on the bank. Fish and aquatic life are declining due to the occupation and pollution of the Brahmaputra River. Environmentalists and river protection committee leaders are not satisfied with this.
The chairman of the River Protection Committee in Jamalpur said that if the land eaters did not stop the occupation, they would do whatever it took to create a social movement.
Abdul Based, an Environmentalist, also said that due to the occupation, the oxygen balance is being lost, increasing the erosion of the river. On the other hand, the harmful effects on the environment are seen to be extreme.
Various initiatives are being taken by the government and the private sector for river protection. Many people have already witnessed the scene of the operation for the vacation of river banks.
By clearing many such places, a natural environment is being created there. But amid everything, the construction of installations by occupying rivers has not stopped yet.