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Groundwater depletion in Dhaka 2-3m a year: LGRD minister

LGRD Minister Tajul Islam today said in parliament that underground water level of Dhaka is going down by 2-3m every year, while the rate is 3m in Chattogram city.

Plastic pollution: Karnaphuli most defiled

Mismanaged plastic waste of the metropolis has turned the Karnaphuli, on whose banks the country’s key sea port is located, into the top plastic-digesting river.

World Rivers Day: Factories killing water bodies in Tongi

Only two decades ago, people bathed in the Hyderabad canal in Tongi, Gazipur.

Buriganga suffering, Dhaleshwari worse off

The water quality of the Buriganga continues to be poor even though it has been almost five years since the tanneries from the capital’s Hazaribagh area were relocated to an estate in Hemayetpur of Savar.  

As our rivers lie dying

Two major riverbanks on the capital’s outskirts remain at the mercy of illegal encroachers, and the only action the government has taken over the last decade is preparing lists of the grabbers,  without taking any action against them.

No proper ETP set-up: Dyeing factory fined Tk one lakh in Gazipur

The Department of Environment (DoE) today fined a dyeing factory in Gazipur Tk one lakh for not properly setting up an Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP).

January 25, 2022
January 25, 2022

Celebrating the country’s rivers

A cultural show on the country’s rivers was held at Mymensingh Zila Shilpakala Academy auditorium on Sunday evening.

January 19, 2022
January 19, 2022

Painting a river black

The level of pollutants in the Buriganga water samples taken from some dyeing factory effluent release points is much higher than standard levels, found a study.

January 12, 2022
January 12, 2022

Buriganga suffering, Dhaleshwari worse off

The water quality of the Buriganga continues to be poor even though it has been almost five years since the tanneries from the capital’s Hazaribagh area were relocated to an estate in Hemayetpur of Savar.  

October 17, 2021
October 17, 2021

As our rivers lie dying

Two major riverbanks on the capital’s outskirts remain at the mercy of illegal encroachers, and the only action the government has taken over the last decade is preparing lists of the grabbers,  without taking any action against them.

August 29, 2021
August 29, 2021

No proper ETP set-up: Dyeing factory fined Tk one lakh in Gazipur

The Department of Environment (DoE) today fined a dyeing factory in Gazipur Tk one lakh for not properly setting up an Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP).

July 27, 2021
July 27, 2021

Fish worth Tk 15 lakh die in Moulvibazar pond

Fish worth around Tk 15 lakh have died due to dumping of waste of a cattle haat into ‘Sagardighi’ in Sreemangal Municipality of Moulvibazar. The dead fish mostly rohu and pangas weighing 2-4 kg were seen floating on the waterbody when the report was filed on Saturday.

July 24, 2021
July 24, 2021

Pollution from animal waste: Fish worth Tk 15 lakh die in Moulvibazar pond

Fish were dying in a pond as waste of sacrificial animals from a nearby cattle market polluted the water in Moulvibazar’s Sreemangal upazila.  

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