Thousands of farmers in northern Bangladesh are protesting against a government plan they say will have a negative effect on their livelihoods.
Officials built a dam on Ashura Beel lake last year – and many who live in the area say it has created hardship for them.
In Bangladesh, where a large portion of the rural population is already exposed to a range of natural hazards and the effects of climate change, the construction of a dam without an environmental impact study has caused widespread concern. It is now threatening the livelihood of thousands of farmers.
Al Jazeera’s Tanvir Chowdhury reports from Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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