Buriganga is one of the most famous and historical rivers of Bangladesh which is now left in a terrible condition. A lot of toxic substances are regularly thrown into the river. According to experts, 5mg Dissolved Oxygen (DO) must be present in 1000mg (1litre) of water for any aquatic fauna to live. But in Buriganga water the amount is 0.12 to 0.40mg. So there is no chance that any aquatic animal can live in Buriganga, which is a serious threat to our environment. What is more, the river has been shrinking because of illegal construction by river grabbers. If we want to save Buriganga, once a mighty river, steps should be taken right now. It is already too late.
S. M. Imranul Islam Rajon
Executive Officer, Janata Bank Limited