The Department of Environment is the regulatory body of the Bangladesh government to take punitive action against the offenders. But due to corruption, shortage of skilled manpower and reluctance, the DoE’s performance has never been satisfactory.
Hence, even though some polluters are warned and fined, most of the offenders go unpunished bribing the government officials and politicians.
On the other hand, even being fined, the business enterprises get some benefits while paying the fines. They are asked to pay a part of the fine and the rest is exempted in exchange for bribes.
This culture of impunity should stop before the country’s environment reaches the peak of severe contamination affecting each and everyone within the range.
Dhaka and its adjoining areas have been considered as industrial zones since long, but no government took any long-term plan to manage environment in those areas. In result, we can see massive degradation of air quality, water pollution, loss of agriculture output and safe drinking water.
Pollution hits the children and elderly persons the most, and reduces life span by affecting lungs, kidneys, digestion system and so on.
It has become a serious matter of concern since the degradation has continued unabated despite numerous news reports, articles and demonstrations.
The authorities have also been disregarding research reports on the health impacts of pollution prepared by themselves and many renowned private organisations!
Oh God! They are ignoring your creations too!! May be because the authorities believe in money than your existence!!!
Note: Read the mission and vision of the DoE and laugh for some time 😀
|DOE’s vision is to ensure sustainable environmental governance for achieving high quality of life for the benefit of present and future generation.
DOE’s mission is to help secure a clean and healthy environment for the benefit of present and future generations:
Through the fair and consistent application of environmental rules and regulations
Through guiding, training, and promoting awareness of environmental issues; and
Through sustainable action on critical environmental problems that demonstrate practical solutions, and that galvanize public support and involvement.