Sunday, 12 July, 2020

Crops of 1,800 hectares lands flooded in Sirajganj

Published on: 8:55 pm - Tuesday | June 30, 2020


About 1,800 hectares of cultivated lands submerged in five upazilas of Kurigram, according Department of Agriculture Extension Department.

However the water level of the Jamuna River is continue to rise and inundating new areas in the district every day. The water level of the river was recorded 13.8 metre at Sirajganj point on Tuesday afternoon, and it is flowing 45cm above the danger level at Sirajganj point while 70 cm at Kazipur point.

WDB deputy engineer AKM Rafiqul Islam said the water level declined at Sirajganj point and in sustainable condition at Kazipur point.

Most of the cultivated lands and houses of Kazipur, Sadar, Belkuchi, Shahjadpur and Chouhali upazilas were inundated and marooned thousands of people.

Onrush water of the rived slided a bridge on Shuvagasa road in Kazipur upazila and scrapped the road communication there.

In Shahjadpur upazila, 13 union parishads flooded as wter of the rivers Jamuna, Karatoa, Baral and Hurasagar increased further.

District Relief and Rehabilitation officer Abdur Rahim said they allocated 125 metric tons of rice for flood-hit people in five upazilas and will distribute it within days.

A letter was also sent to high officials asking the allocation of 300 metric tons of rice and Tk 5 lakh, he added.