LEDARS organized a human chain in Dhaka Reporters Unity premises at 22 January 2022 demanding special allocation in coming national budget 22-23 for the people of coastal area. The human chain has been presided over by Nikhil Chandra Bhadra, Coordinator, Sundarbans and Coastal Protection Movement. Special allocation for the coastal people demanded in the national budget for tackling the adverse effects of climate change and development of coastal areas.
The suffering of the coastal people increasing day by day due to global climate change effect. Then the COVID-19 situation aggravated the suffering of the coastal people. Every year the area has been flooded due to cyclones. Salinity has been increasing in soil and water. People could not grow agriculture crop. Drinking water scarcity, poor infrastructure, and lack of livelihood option, people are migrating from the coastal area. In this situation LEDARS has likeminded CSOs are strengthening the people movement. As part of the program, LEDARS and Sundarbans and Coastal Protection Movement organized this human chain. Mr. Abu Naser Khan, Chairman, Environment Protection Movement, Mr. Ashish Kumar Dey, General Secretary Green Club of Bangladesh, Mr. Mihir Biswas, Joint Secretary, Bangladesh Environment Movement (BAPA), Mr. Moniruzzaman Mukul, General Secretary, SCAN, Mr. Rafiqul Islam Sujan, Former Student Leader, Ms. Sakila Parveen of Sachetan Sangstha, Mr. Shafiqul Islam of LEDARS, Ms. Khadija Khanam of Mrittika Samaj Unnayan Sangstha delivered their speech. The Human Chain also demanded the formation of a coastal development board for the development of the coast, strong sustainable embankment to protect coastal people, tree plantation to protect embankment, etc. At the same time, it was demanded that effective measures need to be taken to protect the world heritage Sundarbans.