Essay On Water Pollution In Bangladesh

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Introduction and country characteristics Bangladesh is situated in South Asia, bordering Myanmar and India and separated by the Siliguri Corridor from Nepal and Bhutan. Its territory is comprised of 580 km of jungle coastline, surrounded by the largest bay in the world – the Bay of Bengal – and the rivers of Mengha, Ganges (Padma) and Brahmaputra (Jamuna). Bangladesh has a tropical monsoon climate, characterized by high temperature, heavy rainfall and extreme humidity. The average annual rainfall in Bangladesh varies from 1500 mm in the west-central part to over 3000 mm in the northeast and southeast part of the country. The agriculture sector encompasses crops, fisheries, livestock and forestry sub-sectors. Agriculture remains the most important…show more content…
Main sources of water pollution in Bangladesh The main sources of pollution in Bangladesh could be divided as follows: 1. Dumping of municipal, hospital and toxic waste polluting both surface and ground water sources. In Bangladesh, more than 200 rivers are received of large quantities of untreated waste water from industries such as textile, dyeing and painting, pharmaceuticals, food industry etc. On a daily basis, nearly 16,000 cubic meters of toxic wastes are being discharges (Islam Faisa, 2002). 2. Discharge of solid waste and sewage disposal. Nearly 4,000 to 4,500 tons of solid waste are being disposed into river system and low-lying areas. Due to lack of treatment, nearly 500 hospitals in the capital city of Dhaka dispose solid waste (M Shehab Ullah,

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