Department of Environment (Bangladesh)

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Department of Environment
Formation1989
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Bangladesh
Official language
Bengali
WebsiteDepartment of Environment

Department of Environment (পরিবেশ অধিদপ্তর) is a government department responsible for the protection of the environment in Bangladesh and is located in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1][2] The department is headed by a director general.[3] It is under the Ministry of Environment and Forests.[4]

History[edit]

Following the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm in 1972, the government of Bangladesh founded the Department of Public Health Engineering and passed the Water Pollution Control Ordinance in 1973. In 1977 the Environment Pollution Control Cell was created with 26 members. In 1989 the Government of Bangladesh created the Department of Environment from the Environment Pollution Control Cell and the Department of Public Health Engineering.[1] The department regulates pollution and can fine polluting industries.[5] Factories and Industries need regulatory approval from the Department to operate.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Department of Environment". doe.gov.bd. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  2. ^ "190 establishments within 10kms of Sundarbans: Report". The Daily Star. 5 April 2018. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Close tanneries at Hazaribagh". The Daily Star. 7 March 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Environment and industrialisation". The Daily Star. 19 December 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  5. ^ "DoE to collect Tk 1cr from 14 industries for damaging Buriganga". The Daily Star. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Sixty seven percent brick kilns illegal". The Daily Star. 7 March 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Critical area at a stake". The Daily Star. 4 October 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2018.