One of the great rivers of Asia, the Brahmaputra starts from the slopes of Kailash in Northern Tibet and ends at the Bay of Bengal. The river is both a blessing and a curse to the people of Assam. Every year during the monsoon it bursts out of its wide, shallow channel into the flood plain, and then leaves amazingly fertile land in its wake. During the dry winter months the Brahmaputra (Red River) turns into a flood and during the rainy summers the river forms into a majestic river system. The Assamese call it "Luit" (silt) and call themselves "Luitporias" (means the bond between the river and the people.) Social and economic development in Bangladesh is tangled with the availability of the country’s natural resources. Land and water are the most vital sources and the most difficult to manage. Many rivers in Bangladesh cause several hazards during flooding, while land is limited. Surface water pollution holds back the country’s development. It is South Asia's responsibility to maintain and manage Brahmaputra River but still nothing affective is done.
Most of the people of Assam are peasants and they cultivate a lot of land not only for themselves but also for the country's investments (export). When floods destroy the crops, the country looses a lot of money. Huge amount of silt in this river has also affected other small rivers of that area. It's very difficult to cross the river (especially during the dry season) and transportation became expensive. Many boatmen leave their jobs. Dumping of garbage along the riverbank and flowing of sewer line in the river of the town are also causing slow death of the river. 68% of the country sometimes is flooded and Dkaha is under 1m of water – the floods are not the big killer, disease is – due to lack of fresh water. There are a lot o…