Dhaka tuesday august 2, 2011
This aerial photo shows how rows of brick kilns on either side strangle the Dhaleshwari river flowing between Narayanganj and Munshiganj. Photo: Anisur Rahman


* 8,000 grabbers identified so far
* 1,000 acre land grabbed
* 60 percent pollution caused by industries
* 82 percent human excreta from city directly discharged in rivers
* Rivers almost biologically dead