Green activists at a human chain on Friday urged the government to take immediate steps for halting pollution caused by the country’s largest Jamuna Fertiliser Factory to protect the public health and environment.
They said that the fertiliser factory, situated in Tarakandi of Jamalpur district, emits huge amount of highly poisonous Ammonia gas that poses threat to health of local people living in the nearby villages.
Poribesh Bachao Andolan (Poba) and the United Peace Foundation jointly organised the human chain in front of the Fine Arts Institute of Dhaka University this (Friday) morning.
Poba chairman Abu Naser Khan, secretary Aslam Khan, joint secretary Syed Monwar Hossain and coordinator Atiq Morshed, and general secretary of United Peace Foundation Ifma Hossain and president of Modern Club Abul Hasnat, among others, spoke at the programme.
Abu Naser Khan said that apart from causing health hazard, the Jamuna Fertiliser Factory are also polluting environment and water bodies and destroying biodiversity and agricultural lands in the nearby areas.
He said that the state-run fertiliser factory are polluting environment, putting the government image in crisis. “The government
should take immediate steps to stop pollution caused by the factory.”