Electricity is an essential element

Electricity is an essential element for modern life.Every developed country has made electricity their primary concern.Government of Bangladesh also is trying to make electricity more available to people.So,they are trying to build rampal power plant to pave the way towards prosperity of the country.But its possible impact on environment has drawn everyone’s concern.Rampal power plant is a thermal power plant.It will be drived usinf coal as fuel.This power plant is being built in Rampal of Bagerhaut district.This project is very near Sundarbans which is the largest mangrove forest in the world.According to the environmental experts, this project will harm our beloved and so adorned forest.Sundarban is in south-east corner of our country.It is a place of great interest to tourists.It is declared a world heritage by UNESCO.It is home to numerous animals,plants,fishes,birds of many diversities.Many rare animals like Royal Bengal Tigers,Pythons,Saltwater crocodiles,river terrapins,mangrove horseshoe crab and many plants like Sundori,Passur,Garjan are living their lives in Sundarbans.This project will be nothing but threat to their lives.To produce electricity in this power plant millions of tonnes of coal will be required every year.To get such amount of coal millions of tons of trees will be burnt.This coal will be burnt in boiler to produce steam.This steam will drive turbine and produce electricity.For completing the working cycle,the boiler will be needed to cool first.To cool the boiler, river and canal water will be used.This water will have temperature which will have higher than natural water.This water will contain As,Hg,Cr not to mention thousands of tons of sludge.Hence,riverwater will lose its fertility and habitats of fishes will be destroyed.Burning coal will create CO2,SO2 etc.which will cause air pollution.These gases cause acid rain which burns plants and damages lands.Thousands of acres of agricultural lands will be destroyed.Sundarban is an icon of Bangladesh.Its a pride of our country.This project will greatly harm this forest and its inhabitats.So,authorities concerned should take required steps to provide protection from this deadly project.


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