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ACTIVITIES ON BANGLADESH
COAST
There are many activities found in Bangladesh mainly for economic
reasons. Farming is the main economic activity found in the coastal
zone, due to its fertile soil and fresh water from the rivers.
Another popular activity found in the coastal zone of Bangladesh is
fishing- supporting many rural households.
Shrimp farming is also important for the lives and the economy.…read more

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REASONS FOR GROWTH &
DEVELOPMENT OF THESE
ACTIVITIES
Farming has grown in Bangladesh because of its perfect conditions
for farming. The coastal areas have fertile soil, fresh water from
rivers and high temperatures all year round.
· Output per hectare is also high which is another reason for the
growth of farming.
Fishing has grown because it supports rural households with food
and its one of its main food sources.…read more

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CONFLICTS OF GROWTH AND
DEVELOPMENT
MANGROVE FOREST
Salt-tolerant forest ecosystem , Bangladesh has the largest mangrove
forest in the word. They have immense economic importance to
Bangladesh- they provide timber, fuelwood & supply materials to
paper, match, boat etc industries.
DEFORESTATION OF MANGOVES
Mangroves protect coastal settlements against tropical cyclones and
tidal surges; they reduce erosion and encourage accretion of silt &
mud; and they are nurseries for fish and other marine organisms.
POPULATION PRESSURE and POVERTY are responsible for destruction
of 20km2 of mangroves a year.
Deforestation results from the use of mangroves as fuel, clearance for
shrimp farming and human settlement
Forest destruction increases the risk of tropical cyclones and storms
affecting rural areas and cities such as Khulna and Mongla SW
Bangladesh.…read more

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COASTAL POLLUTION
Rapid population growth in the past 30 years has increased the scale of
the problem, sewage from 36 million people living in the coastal zone
flows untreated into the bay of Bengal.
Every year Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers pour billions of
tonnes of sediment into the delta and the Bay of Bengal. In these
sediments toxins from industrial and farm chemicals and also solid
waste and sewage.
There is one other important source of marine pollution, Agriculture.
Farming uses millions of tonnes of pesticides.…read more

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SHRIMP FARMING
This business accumulates around $301 million of revenue annually-
and is Bangladesh's second-largest export industry-
However, the economic success of the shrimp industry comes at a
cost;
The development has led to massive deforestation of mangroves-…read more

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