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Three flowing rivers of Bangladesh became polluted severely

Three flowing rivers of Bangladesh became polluted severely

Tahsin Taha

In Bangladesh, all 56 rivers have been declared to be extremely polluted. The three rivers are; the Labandaha in Gazipur; the Haridhowa in Narshingdi; the Sutang in Sylhet, are in the worst condition. According to researchers, some rivers have pollution levels that are somewhat greater than what is acceptable.

The River and Research Center (RDRC) examined the water quality of 56 rivers in Bangladesh from February of last year to February of this year before publishing this research report on April 13.

The researchers found widespread plastic usage is the primary cause of pollution there. The other two significant reasons are an absence of industrial waste management and Municipalities choosing the rivers as their waste dumping points.

Among the three rivers identified as the most polluted in the study, the ‘Salinada’ river was known earlier as the Loblong Sea because of its extent.

This river originates from the confluence of the Khiru River in Bhaluka Upazila of Mymensingh district. From there, it joins the Turag River near Mirzapur over Sreepur Uupazila of the Gazipur district.

 RDRC researchers found 250 factories on the banks of this river. All of which the chemical waste and all the waste of Sreepur Municipality is falling into this river. This pollution is going on for about 30 km in the Sreepur part.

As a result, the flowing river, which was once occupied and filled, has now become a canal or a drain. Fish and other aquatic animals have lost their habitat. The river Haridoa is in a similar situation. The source of this river is from the corner of the Shitalakshya River in southwest Manohardi Upazila of Narsingdi and northwest of Shibpur Upazila.

After 60-70 km, the river meanders to the district town’s east-south corner and meets the Meghna River’s estuary. Once a source of agriculture and fishing, the river has become completely unusable due to toxic industrial effluents. But the most pathetic condition of the Sutang River.

The Bangladesh-India transboundary river enters the Habiganj in northeastern Bangladesh and spreads over 82 km.

This once-droughty river has taken such a terrible form that it reminded us of the Buriganga River two decades ago.

According to RDRC, numerous factories for making batteries, chemicals, dyes, and tiles have sprouted up along the Sutang River’s banks. The river’s water has turned darker than tar. Because of this, it is impossible to tell whether it is a river or a canal.

darker than tar. Because of this, it is impossible to tell whether it is a river or a canal.

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