Green activists have urged the government for immediate action to check water pollution with a view to protecting the country’s biodiversity.
They said the existence of lives depends on biodiversity, but the unchecked water pollution and population pressure are threatening the biodiversity.
The concerns were expressed by Poribesh Bachao Andolan (Poba) activists at a human chain in front of the Fine Arts Institute of Dhaka University yesterday, reports UNB.
Chaired by Poba secretary Engr Abdus Sobhan, the programme was addressed, among others, by Modern Club president Abul Hasnat, Bangladesh Peace Movement president Prof Kamal Ataur Rahman, Poba coordinator Atiq Murshed and environmental activist Mahbubul Haque.
A set of recommendations was put forward from the human chain programme to check water pollution in the country. The recommendations include halting industrial pollution and use of pesticide in agriculture, reducing use of surface water and ensuring equitable sharing of waters of the common rivers.