Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal demanded Teesta water sharing
17 February 2015, Nirapad News: Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal on Tuesday condemned unilateral withdrawal of the Teesta water by India. They demanded just water share of all common rivers to save the country from desertification.
They were addressing a press conference arranged at its local office in the city for making its scheduled Road March programme from Rangpur to the Teesta Barrage Project (TBP) in Nilphamari district on February 19 successful.
Rangpur Divisional Organiser of BSD Comrade Manjur Alam Mithu read out written statement in the press conference narrating the adverse impacts and severity of unilateral withdrawal of the Teesta river water by India through the Gozaldoba Barrage.
Member of the central working committee of BSD Comrade Shubhrangshu Chakraborty, its Rajshahi Divisional Organiser Comrade Agriculturist Obaidullah Musa, Rangpur District Coordinator Comrade Anwar Hossain Bablu, Dinajpur District Coordinator Comrade Rezaul Islam Sabuz and Rangpur district unit member Polash Kanti Nag attended the press conference and answer to various questions.
The BSD leaders said the Teesta has been facing unprecedented water scarcity. It has dried up now following unilateral withdrawal of its water by India and Boro fields on thousands of acres of land that are not getting irrigation water through the TBP.
They said the agriculture, pisciculture, trees, animal resources, birds, economy, environment, ecology, bio-diversity and all other sectors in the northern region are now on the verge of extinction creating a real thereat to local habitation and civilization.
Due to unilateral withdrawal of the Teesta river water, severe water scarcity accelerates desertification during dry season and excessive water flow causes severe floods and colossal damages to lands, properties, houses and crops during rainy season, they said.
They urged the common people to take part in the Road March to firmly protest against unilateral withdrawal of the Teesta water and demand just water sharing of the Teesta and all common rivers to save agriculture, farmers, environment, ecology and biodiversity.