The toxic river
Dhaka the capital city of Bangladesh located beside the river, Buriganga. This river is the life line of this city. Buriganga has been providing water, fish and river based professions to the people of this city for centuries. Now this city has more than 20 million people with thousand of industries. Every day about 1 million ton sewerage, domestic and industrial wastage dropped in this river. This river receives almost 2 billion wastage from the river crafts every year. This massive pollution has decreased the dissolved oxygen level to about 0.2 mg per liter whereas the standard is 5 mg per liter. As a result now there is no existence of any aquatic life in the river, Buriganga. Still people are compelled to use this water for their day to day life, bathing washing and even for drinking. It has made them seriously vulnerable to water borne diseases and chemical intoxication. The life line of Dhaka, river Buriganga has become a septic river. To keep Dhaka alive the river should be revived. We want fresh water river not a toxic river.