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Letter of Transmittal

2nd September, 2012

Dr. M Ashraf Hossain

Professor, Faculty of Business Administration Eastern University (EU) Subject: River Pollution in Bangladesh Dear Sir, We consider it as a great pleasure to prepare this report about River Pollution in Bangladesh In making this report we offered our best to present positive and wellscanned efforts to afford necessary and relevant materials for preparing a comprehensive presentation. Finally, we acknowledge the special gratitude to you for providing us the golden opportunity to work on this project. It is a thrilling experience for us which will enrich our practical knowledge. We are hopeful that our theoretical assessment, relevant information detailed analysis and real-life example will achieve your appreciation. Sincerely Nusrat Jahan Dewan Abdullah Shamsun Nahar Aurin Kohinoor Akter Nipu Md.Shohel Rana Mohaiminul Islam Sec: 2 Faculty of Business Administration Eastern University

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Acknowledgement
We would like to thank our course instructor Professor Dr. M Ashraf Hossain for giving us the opportunity to prepare a report on River Pollution in Bangladesh of your choice and suggesting us to research this project and assuring us of his help in times of need while creating this project. When we started our data we were faced with many unknown and sensitive subject. We are very glad that in spite of many limitations we have completed the report successfully. At the time of preparing this report, we received cordial and sincere assistance from many concerns; First of all we want to thank the immeasurable grace and profound kindness of Almighty Allah, the supreme authority of the universe.

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Abstract
Pollution of rivers in the urban areas has become a serious problem around the world. Though the causes leading to river pollution are diverse, disposal of solid and liquid waste, encroachment upon the river waterway and water extraction are some of the obvious causes of river pollution. The studies focusing on river pollution often limit the area of inquires to the assessment of changes in the river and water quality. While these assessments are important, it is also immensely important to look into the consequences of river degradation- who are affected, how and to what extent? This study was carried out with the aim of evaluating the factors and processes leading to the pollution of River and the cultural, religious and livelihood consequences there from and the adaptation of people depending on river for their livelihood. River pollution is a form of water pollution which refers to the introduction of different chemicals and other pollutants such as sewage, food waste and farm effluents into rivers. Rivers are among the most important sources of freshwater on our planet and this is one of the most important reasons why we have to address river pollution issue very seriously. Even now, there are many places in the world suffering from the water shortage issue, and in years to come things will be much more difficult because human population is set for massive growth in the next couple of decades. Polluted rivers have extremely harmful effect on river ecosystems mostly because water pollution causes significant drop in oxygen levels, and many animals are not able to tolerate low levels of oxygen in rivers. Polluted river can also become a source of disease and animals that drink this water can even pass this disease to people after people eat an infected animal. There have been several cases in Africa where people caught different waterborne diseases by drinking untreated polluted water directly from the river. River pollution has become particularly serious issue in fast developing countries such as China and India. Ganges and Yangtze, for instance, are amongst world's most polluted rivers.

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Table of Contents
Topic Introduction Objective(s) of the Study Methodology of the Study Limitations Literature review Present river pollution scenario Causes of River Pollution Effects of River Pollution Findings Recommendation Conclusion Page 1 2 3 3 3 4-8 8-11 11-13 13 13-15 15-16

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