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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 732 of 2014

Date of filing: 2014/01/26


Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)


  1. Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Land
  3. Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources
  4. Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock
  5. Director General, BWDB
  6. Director General, Department of Environment
  7. Deputy Commissioner, Neatore
  8. Director, Department of Environment, Nishindrara, Natore
  9. Upazilla Nirbahi Officer, Durgapur, Natore
  10. General Manager, Pran Agro Limited, Notore


‘Narod river’ plays an important socio-economic role in Natore. Apart from that, it has great ecological value as it sustained a large variety of aquatic species and contributed towardsmaintaining the water table of the region. The existence of the river Narod is posed by serious threats of encroachments and pollution caused by identified individuals/ companies and also due to some inconsiderate decisions and projects of public agencies. 


Date: 27/01/2014


The High Court issued a Rule Nisi to show cause as to why the respondents should not be directed to remove all listed constructions obstructing the flow of the Narod river and why they should not be directed to prevent all sources of discharging of wastes and pollutants into the river.


Mr. Justice Mirza Hussain Haider
Mr. Justice Muhammad Khursid Alam Sarkar

Area of law

Accountability and Institutional Reform


‘Narod river’ case

Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 18(A), 31, 32 and 32;

Protection and Conservation of Fish Act, 1950;

Bangladesh Water Development Board Act, 2000;

Bangladesh Environmental Conservation, 1995;

Environmental Conservation Rules, 1997;

বাংলাদেশ পানি আইন, ২০১৩;

জাতীয় নদী রক্ষা কমিশন আইন, ২০১৩;

Land Management Manual, 1990

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