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River Pollution

River Pollution

Plastic pollution in Dhaka

30,000 tonnes of plastic in 4 rivers

A Waste Concern survey reports that 92 per cent of masks and gloves used by people are dumped into drains, canals and lakes, and end up in the rivers.

Plastic bags floatin the Buriganga river in Dhaka on 21 January 2020.

River encroachment and pollution

Stop playing blind man’s buff in the name of eviction

In order to protect the rivers, it is necessary to implement the recommendation of the High Court and the directives of the river commission.

Stop playing blind man’s buff in the name of eviction

Online seminar

NRCC says Bangladesh now has 770 rivers 'out of 1178 in the past'

Stern action is required by government officials to recover the ocuntry's rivers from illegal encorachment

Illegal encroachment and pollution has shrunk the River Buriganga

Rivers must not be ultimate destination of mask, gloves wastes

The High Court in 2019 declared the rivers as living beings, which means, the legal rights of rivers have been acknowledged. But disposal of hundreds of millions of masks and gloves in the rivers ...

Rivers must not be ultimate destination of mask, gloves wastes

Indigenous fishes release record eggs in Halda river

Halda river expert Monjurul Kibria told the news agency that the fry-collectors collected over 25,600 kilogram of eggs in the early hours of Friday, which is record amount in the last 20 years

Indigenous fishes release record eggs in Halda river

Novel virus evokes novel concern for rivers

COVID-19 has increased the use of gloves and masks by the citizens significantly. During the lockdown, the solid waste management of the city corporation has become ill-efficient. Most of this used ...

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Govt, influential quarters grab Puratan Brahmaputra land

The commission revealed that there are more than 2000 illegal structures on the river and canal land across the district, including 1500 in the sadar upazila alone

Govt, influential quarters grab Puratan Brahmaputra land

158 rivers dry up in 57 years

Rivers are drying up, polluted and dying. Commitment and pledges to protect the rivers are nothing new, but action is absent.

Predicament of Bhairab river in Jessore town

Laos’ preparations underway to build largest dam on Southeast Asia’s most vital waterway Mekong

On a wide bank of the Mekong River, yellow markers and visits by surveyors show preparations underway to build Laos’ third and largest dam on Southeast Asia’s most vital waterway.About an ...

Laos’ preparations underway to build largest dam on Southeast Asia’s most vital waterway Mekong

Work to cut pollution to begin soon: LGRD minister

The government will procure 20 sweeping trucks to reduce the air pollution in the capital, said LGRD and cooperatives minister Md Tazul Islam on Saturday.He said this while speaking at the ...

Work to cut pollution to begin soon: LGRD minister
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