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Table 2 Economic losses due to environmental disaster aggravated with the construction of Farakka Barrage, 1976–1993 (Swain 1996)

From: Political history of Farakka Barrage and its effects on environment in Bangladesh

Items Financial loss in million taka (1991 price index)
Agriculture 37,000
Fisheries 63,000
Forestry 9900
Industry 1150
Public health 1180
Navigation 560
Dredging 560
GK intake channel and Gorai off take channel 450
Total 113,240 (nearly US$3 billion)
  1. Source: Indo-Bangladesh Joint River Commission, Dhaka, Bangladesh