Newly planted T-Aman inundated, farmers frustrated in Kurigram

Staff Reporter, Kurigram : 81 Time View :
Update : Sunday, August 13, 2023

Water level of all the 16 Rivers which are flowing through the Kurigram district are increasing and most of the low lying areas have been submerged due to onrush of water from the upstream and incessant water from the last four days.

More than 300 char and island char and almost crops lands of low lying areas have already been inundated and a vast tract of newly planted RopaAman farming are submerged causing the farmers are being frustrated.

Talking to Abdus Salam a farmer of village Beparipara under Mogolbacha union in Sadarupazila told that I have planted RopaAman on my three bighas of land which is now inundated by heavy rainfall. Some thousands of hectares of planted T Aman farming have gone under water. If this situation remains for several days the planted Aman paddy will be damaged, several cultivator opined.

The newly planted T Aman fields were cracked due to lack of rainfall several days back. Farmers were started to irrigate in their planted lands by shallow machines but those farmers are frustrated due to heavy rainfall.

A vast tract of T-Aman fields at Kaliganj,Berubari,Noonkhawa,Ballaverkhas and Narayanpur union under Nageswariupazila and Austomirchar and Nayarhat union under Chilmariupazila,Bazra,Hatia,BegumaganjThetrai union under Ulipurupazila have been inundated.

KurigramSadar Agriculture officer Nahida Afrin told that if rain water go down within 10 days then there will be no harm of the planted T Aman saplings.

Deputy Director of Kurigram Department of Agriculture Extension Biplab Kumar Mohanto told this correspondent that a total of 335 hectares of RopaAman and 50 hectares of land of vegetables have been inundated.

Kurigram Water Development official sources said water level of all the Rivers including the Dharla,Brahmaputra,Teesta and Dudkumer are increasing but they are flowing below danger mark.

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