River water decreasing,flood situation unchanged in Kurigram

Staff Reporter,Kurigram : 166 Time View :
Update : Saturday, June 24, 2023

Water level of all the rivers including the Brahmaputra,Teesta,Dharla and Dudkumar River are receding  but the overall  flood situation in Kurigram unchanged.

The embankment which damaged at Nageswariupazila and inundated the crop lands has repaired but other portion of 150 yards of the same embankment is very risky which may be washed away at any time. Executive Engineer of Kurigram Water Development Board (WDB)Abdulah Al Mamun told this correspondent that the repair work is going on.

Around 12000 people are marooned in the district.The people of char areas are the worst sufferers. Many flood victims took shelter on the boats and other high lands. The flood victims who took shelter on different dykes with their family, cattle and other belongings are being suffer in sub human condition.They are facing a shortage dry food and clean water as the tube wells have gone under water. They cannot cook rice properly causing many of them pass their days taking one time meal. All the vegetable fields including Potol farming in char areas have been damaged fully or partially by flood water.Fodder crisis is also acute as vast tract of green lands are inundated. Some farmers are selling their poultry birds at nominal prices.

The river erosion is going on in several points eroding a good number of houses and crop land, public representatives said. Chairman of Narayanpur UP under NageswariupazilaMostafizur Rahman said that The Gangadhar and Brahmaputra are eroding houses, a Madrasha and a government primary school at Balarhat,Padmar char and Airmari village. Around 100 houses have already   been eroded here within the last seven days. NageswariupazilaNirbahi Officer FarjanaJahanhas visited on the spot.

Chairman of Austomirchar under ChilmariupazilaSohrab Hossain said the gulping river Brahmaputra is eroding at MudafatKalikapurHajipara, Natarkandi, Salipara,Kharubhanj and  char MudafatKalikapur area. More than 100 houses have been eroded within the last seven days. Chilmariupazila chairman RokunuzzamanShahin has visited in some river erosion prone area.Chairman of Bazra UP under Ulipurupazila Abdul Kaiyumsardar told that the Teesta River is eroding at char area. Several houses are shifting to other places as well as high lands due to river erosion.

Chairman of Jatrapur UP under KurigramsadarupazilaAlhaj Abdul Gafur said The Brahmaputra River is engulfing houses and more that 25 houses have been eroded.We have prepared the list of flood and river erosion victims and submitted to concernUpazilaNirbahiOfficer (UNO).

Deputy Director of Kurigram DAE Biplab Kumar Mohanto told this correspondent that a total of 145 hectares of land are inundated by flood water. Of them,some 25 hectares of vegetables,20 hectares of seedlings and 100 hectares of jute fields.

WDB officials said water level of the rivers are flowing below danger level

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