Increasing population | The Daily Star
11:00 PM, December 19, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:00 PM, December 19, 2009

Increasing population

As it is the capital of Bangladesh, population has been increasing very rapidly in this city and they are polluting its environment. Air pollution in Dhaka has gone higher than Mexico City and traffic jam is crossing the levels of tolerance. Between 1980 and 2009, the population of Dhaka has swelled from 3 million to more than 10 million. Moreover, the urban population has been growing very rapidly since liberation in 1971 and continues to do so at over 3.5 percent annually. The country will have an urban population approaching 50 million by 2015.This rapid growth has been due primarily to migration by the rural poor, particularly to large metropolitan areas. Dhaka is now bursting with people of all categories looking for jobs.
In order to survive, the urban people are coming to the Dhaka city to find out a shelter and a job. Some of them are involved in different kinds of criminal activities. Moreover, most of the government offices, NGO offices, garments, indentures etc have been staying here and the service holders have to come to this city for doing jobs and they are facing various troubles. The citizens of Dhaka are tired and weary. They are tired of passing through a city in which there is filthy garbage dumped on the roadside, along the footpaths.
In my view, it will be better for the government to transfer some offices from here to other places and ensure facilities in every district to give the people some relief.
Therefore, increasing population is becoming a great alarm for this city and it is high time for the government to take steps to check the process.

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