Hilsa is coming in flocks from the Ganges to the Padma!



International Desk, Barta24.com, Dhaka
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Hilsa is not found in the Ganges river in India. There is an outcry in West Bengal for hilsa.

At that time, a report in the Indian media Hindustan Times said that hilsa was not found in the mouth of the river Ganges in India. Fishermen are frustrated. According to experts, the level of pollution in the Ganges has increased so much that hilsa has turned its back. Hilsa is now flocking to the banks of the Padma in Bangladesh.

The South Asia Network of Dam Rivers and Peoples recently submitted a report on the subject. The report blames pollution for the lack of hilsa in the Ganges. According to their report, hilsa is going to disappear from the Ganges soon.

According to experts, the level of pollution in the Ganges has gone beyond the reach of hundreds due to human and industrial wastes along the river in West Bengal. According to them, sweet water is needed to preserve the eggs of hilsa. That is why they come to the Ganges. But as a result of pollution, the salt level in the Ganges has increased tremendously. That is why hilsa is now coming back to the mouth of the Ganges.

On the other hand, turning from the Ganges, the direction of hilsa is now towards Bangladesh. Hilsa flocks to the banks of the Padma in Bangladesh.

According to the statistics of the Fisheries Department of Bangladesh, 19 percent more hilsa has been caught in Bangladesh than in the last two years. Not only on the banks of the Padma, but also on the coast of Myanmar, a lot of hilsa can be seen now.

An official of the Fisheries Department of Bangladesh said, ‘Heavy industries and factories have not developed along the banks of the Padma. That is why the estuary of Padma has not yet become unfriendly to hilsa. However, due to the increase in pollution in the Ganges, the fishermen are facing the most damage. They have no choice but to punch their heads now.