Water pollution

Save Labandha river from pollution

Bela serves notice on govt

Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (Bela) yesterday asked the government to take necessary measures to save Labandha river in Gazipur from pollution and encroachment.

A legal notice was sent by the organisation through S Hasanul Banna, their lawyer, to 24 respondents including the government officials, illegal occupants and polluters.

The 23km waterbody is endangered due to encroachment and pollution. Over a hundred factories have been set up on its banks. Bela asked the government to identify all the encroachers and demanded strict legal action against them.