Printed on Thu Oct 06 2022 12:34:44 AM

Flood situation deteriorates in Chilmari

Correspondent, Kurigram
National
Flood situation in Chilmari
The flood situation has further deteriorated in Chilmari of Kurigram. Various areas have been flooded due to rising water. More than 15,000 people have been stranded. Thousands of hectares of aman and other fields have been submerged.

According to the relevant sources, the water level in the Brahmaputra river remained stable on Sunday but it started rising again on Monday morning. Due to the increase in water, Rajarvita, Gurati Para, Majhsthal, Putimari, Hatithana, Ramna Majhipara, Khordbashpatari, Gaynarpatal, Ghorarkuti, and other areas of the Upazila have been flooded. Hundreds of fish from different ponds in these areas have been washed away.

On the other hand, there has been a crisis of food, clean water, and cattle feed. There have been various waterborne diseases including cold, fever, and dysentery among the people.

According to Paubo, the water level at Chilmari Point of the Brahmaputra River has risen by 9 cm in the last 12 hours and is flowing over 26 cm above the danger level. As the water level in the river continues to rise, there is a danger of sinking the Upazila headquarters. In such a situation, people are living in anxiety.

Upazila Agriculture Officer Kumar Pranoy Bishan Das said 3,500 hectares of aman fields were submerged in the floods. Aman seedbed has been constructed on high ground at the initiative of the Agriculture Office. The lands that will be destroyed will be distributed among the farmers free of cost for planting saplings after the floods.

In this regard, Kurigram Deputy Commissioner Rezaul Karim said 25 metric tonnes of rice, one lakh taka and dry food had been allocated for the flood victims. These will be delivered soon.

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