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Dohar too suffers from Padma erosion

Moinot Ghat in Dohar Upazila is one of the most attractive tourist spots near Dhaka. Thousands of visitors come to this place every day. However, due to river erosion, it is daily decreasing in size.
Just 10 years ago, a number of villages were located near the area before being devoured by the Padma River. The river swallowed arable land, houses, schools, mosques, health complexes and the union council building.
What is even more concerning is that despite the erosion continuing, the authorities concerned remain completely apathetic to the plight of the people. The authorities must do something to avoid another Naria-like tragedy.

Md Mizanur Rahman
University of Dhaka

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