The Department of Environment (DoE) yesterday fined Tk 10.2 lakh to two dyeing factories under anti-environment pollution drive in Kalurghat and Nasirabad Industrial areas in the port city for polluting river Karnaphuli.

DoE Director (Enforcement) Munir Chowdhury said C&A Textile Mills Limited of Kalurghat was fined Tk 7 lakh as its effluent treatment plant (ETP) was found not working effective

Chittagong Correspondent

High salinity in the down stream water of the River Karnaphuli, its major boughs and canals has reportedly been posing serious threat to usual output of the winter crop (Boro) at vast areas here in southern Chittagong apart from hindering safe drinking water supply in the port city.