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Strict measures against pollution of Halda River stressed

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A youth seen picking dead carb fishes from river adjoining areas of Halda River in Hathazari recently.

Chattogram Bureau :
Chairman of Chattogram Zilla Parishad  and General Secretary of Awami League, Chattogram North District Unit MA Salam  called upon the concerned authorities of Raozan and Hathazari upazila administration to undertake stern measures against the pollution of only natural  fish breeding centre of the country Halda River  to save this aquamarine resources  from ruination.
 He expressed this view in a  press statement sent to various  mass media yesterday.
The statement was told that aquamarine resources  in the Halda River and the adjoining areas of  Hathazari and Raozn Upazila  are the worst sufferers of pollution  of Halda river.
 The water of  Halda river  becoming polluted day by day due to industrial and household effluents causedl  severe threat to  fish habitat . Moreover the agri lands in these areas are losing its fertility due to industrial wastages .
Mentionable that due to recent devastating  flash floods  in these areas the river bank of Halda eroded and submerged the areas of Shikarpur, Burirchar, Madarsha   Fatehpur, Mekhol and Garduara village  of  Hathazari upazila and and its adjoining areas of Raozan upazila caused  severe miseries  of the dwellers  with poison mixed water. Af the same time, the river water of  Halda severely polluted  and fishes of all types    including  mother fishes of carb species   are dieing  every day,  the statement was told .
Very recently  a mother carb fish approximate weight  of  16 kgs died due to polluted water in Halda. Sources said MA Salam  urges the concerned  authorizes  to undertake immediate measures to save the Halda river from pollution otherwise  the only natural fish breeding  zone across the country will be ruined very shortly.

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