Stop Tipaimukh dam to protect haors
Green activists yesterday called upon India to stop the construction of the controversial Tipaimukh dam on the Barak river in its northeastern Manipur state as it will adversely affect the haors of different districts of Bangladesh.
The government should raise the demand for a neutral committee to conduct surveys on the impacts the dam will have on Bangladesh's hydrology, economy, environment and human habitation, they said.
They added that the outcome of the surveys should be published so that the data can be further analysed by researchers, says a press release.
The activists were addressing a seminar, “Impacts of the Tipaimukh dam on Agriculture and Haor's Environment”, organised by Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (Bapa) and Haor Rokkha Andolon at Dhaka Reporters Unity.
Bapa General Secretary Dr Abdul Matin, the andolon Coordinator Alamgir Kabir and Prof M Shahidul Islam of the geography and environment department of Dhaka University addressed the seminar.