Pollution From Waste: Buriganga water shows signs of improvement With all the previous efforts to save Buriganga river going in vain, Dhaka South City. The impossible task of cleaning the Buriganga river Result: the water is so polluted that no fish can survive there. At the beginning of January. Shehzad Noorani explores how the extreme pollution of the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh, impacts those who make their homes and living on the river.

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Buriganga River

Buriganga is connected with the Balu, the Dhalewswari, the Kaliganga and eiver Turag. However, an estimated tanneries, including large units in Hazaribagh, discharge 4.

The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Industrial wastes, agricultural wastes, domestic wastes, excess use of fertilizer, pesticides etc. In the photographs above and below, pipes are shown that are designed to carry water and sand from boats to fill the river’s flood plain and nearby low lying land.

The river would be in even worse shape if it were not for the monsoons and the flooding that accompanies these storms adding fresh rainwater to this ailing river.

Buriganga River Pollution Threatens Millions of People By -Md. Abul Hasan

Land encroachers have created illegal structures, including houses, bazaarsghats and brick kilns in the riverbed, bueiganga has hampered the flow of the river.


The pollutants have eaten up all oxygen in the Buriganga which is called biological dead. Children Looking at Something in the River. I sincerely hope that this clean-up will soon be taken more seriously by everybody. Involvement of NGOs or groups will not change things.

Eco friendly kilns are beginning to be built, but banks are often unwilling to make loans to smaller brick making companies http: Recommendation to Minimize theBurigangaPollution Buriganga has enormous significance for the survival and economic growth of Dhaka City. The suggestions ranged from formation of a river cleaning authority that would check activities by respective authorities that were polluting the river and encroaching on the riverbed to building sewage treatment plants at various locations and to develop a complete sewerage system and re-locate polluting industries.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Buriganga River Dredging Operations. Further usages include wastewater treatment, since the hyacinths absorb and digest nutrients and minerals from untreated effluent. Civil society groups have been fighting a prolonged battle to bring the river back to life.

There has polultion no integrated and coordinated initiative. A man washes clothes by the river Buriganga in Dhaka May 17, The aim of this clean-up is not only to make the water fit for drinking again, but also to ensure that the river can be used by vendors and tourists.

Sadarghat port on the Buriganga river is an important river transport hub. Provisional Government Genocide Rape Timeline. Rivers in and around Bengal. The permeable concentration of chromium is vuriganga. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name.


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The image below shows a larger fishing operation on the Buriganga that seemed idle as we went past, although there were people present on the platform above.

Since most of the waste is not collected by the city, it ends up in the river water, where a good many factories also discharge their chemical waste.

Cambodian silk industry on its last threads. United Arab Emirates 4. Today, the Buriganga river is afflicted by the noisome problem of pollution.

A survey by Society for Environment and Human Development, an advocacy group in Bangladesh, has shown that skin and gastrointestinal ailments, hypertension and jaundice among people living near the river are caused by environmental degradation of the Buriganga. At present, about 30, people use the port; its operation results in discharge of burnt oil and affluents everyday. The city of Dhaka was developed along its banks as a prime trade centre.

BAPA has been holding conferences on transboundary rivers in Dhaka. Though power sources were eventually cut off bufiganga encourage businesses to move some were able to get illegal power connections. Its average depth is 7.