Flood damages over Tk 366.2m Aus paddy in Sylhet division

Dhaka,  Thu,  24 August 2017
Published : 13 Jul 2017, 22:02:51

Flood damages over Tk 366.2m Aus paddy in Sylhet division

Our Correspondent

SYLHET, July 13: The recent floods due to excessive rains and rolling of water from the hilly region in Indian states of Meghalaya and Assam have already damaged paddy crops worth Tk 366.22 million in Sylhet division, official sources informed Thursday.

Rains and hilly floods first hit the Moulvinbazar district from June 2 to June 5 causing damage to standing Aus paddy crops on 3,273 hectares. Of the total, 760 hectares were damaged totally while partial damage was caused to 1,513 hectares. In terms of total damage however, the area it stood at 966 hectares, the source said referring a detailed report on the damages.

During the second leg of floods coupled with excessive rains from June 26 to July 4 Aus crop land on 5,426 hectares were affected in the Sylhet, Moulvibazar and Sunamganj district, informed an official at the Sylhet divisional office of DAE. It includes totally damaged 2,368 hectares and 2,853 hectares partially.

However, in terms of total damage the total area stood at 3,446 hectares. Total damage of crops on the second leg was estimated to be worth at Tk 29,70,73,500. It includes, Tk 23,38,87,500 in Sylhet, Tk 6,04,66,000 in Moulvibazar and Tk 27,20,000 in Sunamganj district. In 2 legs the total crop loss is about Tk 36,34,62,300.

Besides, T Aman seedbeds on 45 hectares were totally damaged, which had been estimated to be worth Tk 13,70,000 including Tk 10,50,000 in Sylhet and Tk 3,20,000 in Moulvibazar district.

Total damage to the crops and seedbed was estimated to be worth Tk 36,62,23,000 the official added. However, a number of farmers claimed the loss would be much more.

The farmers in all the 4 districts of the region were trying recouping the losses by repeated floods while the DAE staff in the grassroots were working in this regard, said the Additional Director of the DAE, Sylhet Md. Altabur Rahman Thursday.

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