Photo: Quddus Alam / DrikNews
River erosion is a serious problem in Bangladesh. The three mighty rivers-- Brahmaputra, Jamuna and Padma-- have swallowed up about 3970 hectares of land, 530 hectares of settlement, 2,020 meters of roads in districts and 2,390 meters of roads in villages in 2007. According to the reports, these rivers also devoured 40 educational institutions, nine market places, five government offices, one non-government office and two health centres during the period.
The authorities concerned should take immediate steps to protect land from river erosion.