Sunday, 27 November, 2022

Heavy Rains, Tidal Surges

Crops on 750 hectares land inundated in Bagerhat

Crops on 750 hectares land inundated in Bagerhat

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BAGERHAT: Amid torrential rains for last five days since Sunday and tidal surges influenced by low pressure over the Bay, 750 hectares of cropland have been inundated in Bagerhat, said the Department of Agriculturural Extension on Thursday.

On Thursday, sun became visible after five days but heavy rains from 3 am to 6 am inundated the low-lying areas. The UNB correspondent witnessed knee-deep water at different places in Bagerhat sadar, Rampal, Morelganj, Kachua, Sharankhola, and Mongla upazilas.

According to the DAE, of the inundated croplands, 608 hectares are transplanted Aman paddy land, 140 hectares are different vegetables land and five hectares are betel leaf land.

Abul Hossain,a farmer from Majhidanga village of Sadar upazila, said  their houses and crops are still waterlogged due to rains and tidal surges.

After remaining under water for six days till Thursday, their vegetables including cucumber, bitter gourd, juniper, green peppers were damaged, local farmers said.

“Farmers have been advised to drain out water quickly. If there is no rain for the next two or three days, there is no chance of crop damage and so far no damage has been reported,” said, Azizur Rahman, Deputy Director of Bagerhat DAE.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) of Bagerhat, Hafiz Al-Asad said that already all Upazila Nirbahi Officers (UNOs) have been instructed to prepare a list of losses caused by rains and tidal surges and send it to the deputy commissioner’s office.