Monday, August 17th, 2020

Kalai crop land water-logged due to lack of drainage system

Published 9:47 pm | August 17, 2020

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Online Desk : Nearly 150 bighas of crop land at Harunoggya village in Kalai upazila of Joypurhat district have been water logged for last three years due to lack of drainage system.

Farmers of the village can not grow crops on their lands thus causes huge loss to them.

Affected farmers alleged that an influential quarter closed the drainage system at Chhoypara area during monsoon.

Unplanned excavation of ponds and construction of homesteads are attributed to be the reasons behind closure of drains under bridges and culverts in the area, creating huge water logging.

While visiting, this correspondent saw some 150 bighas of cultivable lands at Fakirpara, Sagidapara, Sardarpara, Punditpara, Mondorpara, Khanpara and nearby areas are submerged by rain water.

Water-logging is not only hindering cultivation of crops but, also damaging different varieties of trees. People’s movement and daily works are also being hindered.

Dwellers in the affected areas alleged that they are repeatedly urging the public representatives to take measures in this regard. But, they did not pay heed to their request.

Upazila agriculture officer Nilima Jahan said Harunoggya is low-lying village, so that it goes under water after a little rain.

Water-logging has been created due to blocking of the drainage system, she added.

Kalai UNO M Mobarak Hossain Parvez told the Daily Observer that the upazila agriculture officer was sent to visit the spot.The matter will be taken into account with importance once the agriculture officer finishes her visit.

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