19 April 2016, 2.31 pm: One group member named Momena Shifa Rumki, posted a comment on the Facebook group, Barisal-Problem & Prospect with some photos of Jel Khal (canal) drawing attention of the District Ad-ministration to stop environmental damage by earth filling on it and to pro-tect all the canals situated within Barisal City.
20 April 2016 from 03.09pm- 09.58pm: About 17 group members posted their comments supporting her post. Following the Facebook group initia-tive more than 300 Students of Barisal Town High school have signed a peti-tion in order to eradicate illegal structures from the Jel Khal of Barisal city and handed over this to DC.
29 April 2016, 10:45pm: DC Barisal directed the Barisal City Corporation to take necessary action in this regard and posted the copy of this letter to the Facebook Group on the basis of above post and public support .
4 May 2016 at 3:17pm: DC posted his comments with relevant pictures about the actions that have been taken by him to recover the canal from encroachers. The post said that along with the Barisal City Corporation many illegal structures were demolished from Jel Khal banks including shops, storehouses and houses. Upon his action many group members in-stantly replied him giving thanks and appreciation. And finally cleaning drive of Barisal Jel Khal (canal) started in the city involving the citizens to return canal’s beautiful look back and maintain its navigability and free the canal from the clutches of illegal occupants and grabbers for ensuring smooth plying of river transport. More than 30,000 of people from different profes-sions and ages attended the cleaning drive.