Sugar mill wastes cause Tulshiganga pollution
Dumping of unrefined wastes from Joypurhat Sugar Mills is contaminating the waters of Tulshiganga River in Akkelpur upazila.
According to a report prepared by a probe body formed by the upazila administration, the river water turned into blackish which spreading bad smell of Sulphur, ammonia and other chemicals.
Meanwhile, the mill's managing director Anwar Hossain Akhand said the sugar mill could not be held responsible for river pollution before carrying out proper investigation.
UNO M Zakiul Islam said after investigation, upazila agriculture officer M Shahidul Islam and upazila fisheries officer M Mohidul Islam submitted the report.
The report said that waste water released from Joypurhat Sugar Mills is responsible for the river water pollution.