Establishment of industries in Rupganj sub-district of Narayanganj district in Bangladesh has created more employment in the village for which many villagers along with outsiders of the sub-districts enter there for job purpose.
Many property owners in the village have been also advantaged by increasing number of house rent from the out-migrants. However, the trade-off is the disorganised industrial wastes, which are being discharged from the number of different industries in open spaces, playgrounds into canal water and river. As a result, it has been creating water pollution, infertility and so on. It leads to lower agricultural production.
Many farmer’s families like Monjura incurring the loss because of infertile and submerged croplands. Unexpected polluted water submerged the croplands of many farmer’s families like Monjura Begum, 36, (unwilling to show her face) who is incurring the loss as she and her husband could not grow paddy in the submerged land.
The canal water was used to be fresh and clean before. Villagers used this water for taking shower and household works. Now, it is being polluted by industrial wastes and the water getting darker at the same time dirty.
The wastes are also being discharged into the playground, which is affecting the children who play on the ground.