Greens urge action against water pollution

Green activists at a human chain here on Wednesday 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.
Poribesh Bachao Andolan (Poba) organised the human chain in front of the
Fine Arts Institute of Dhaka University in the morning.
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. (Source: UNB)

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