Rivers in Magura turned into dead state

Dhaka, Friday   21 June 2019

Rivers in Magura turned into dead state

 Magura Correspondent Daily-Bangladesh

 Published: 04:46 PM, 27 April 2018  

Pic: Daily Bangladesh

Pic: Daily Bangladesh

Nabaganga, Modhumoti, Garai, Kumar and Fatik rivers flowing in Magura district are now in the dead state. In the rainy season, the loss of navigability under the influence of sediment-water dropped from the Navigability. Water retention capacity is decreasing.

For this reason, the chars awoke in the dry season as the coastal areas are flooded in the rainy season. Paddy is cultivated on the banks of the river. Due to the dredging of these rivers, the sediments are submerged in the bottom of the river. 

In the nineties, construction of a sluice gate at Nabaganga river with a circulation of about Tk hundred billion was made but it failed to achieve the goal.

Talking to locals, it is known that once all of these rivers were eternal youth. These rivers were to be launched with big launches, steamers and numerous vessels.

Language Scientist Khan Ziaul Haq did not just regret the tragic state of Nabaganga, demanding fruitful steps to save it by stopping the waste from the river. According to him, he has blamed only the authorities for their carefulness.

Executive Engineer of Magura Water Development Board, Samir Kumar Bhattacharya, said that they received government instructions recently to bring the navigability of the rivers back.

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