T-Aman farming on 600 hectares looks uncertain in Raiganj

Dhaka,  Tue,  19 September 2017
Published : 08 Aug 2017, 21:43:11
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T-Aman farming on 600 hectares looks uncertain in Raiganj

Roving Correspondent


SIRAJGANJ, Aug 08: Hundreds of farmers of flood-prone low areas under Raiganj upazila in Sirajganj are uncertain to bring over 600 hectares of land under the farming of T-Aman paddy this season.

Most of the areas of the upazila have been submerged due to collapse of village protection dam from the early in the rainy season. The mighty Jamuna river shows a furious appearance to the people of the region. The people of the upazila have lost livable houses along with the cultivable land.

Sources from the Water Development Board (WDB) a half kilometre of the dam were badly damaged at different places under Raiganj and Kazipur upazilas this year from the genesis of the rainy season. The inhabitants of the area have shifted their home based furniture and cattleheads to a safe place while flood was hitting frequently, WDB official added.

Farmer Rezaul Karim, 55, at Raghunathpur village of Brahmanathpur union , said he desired to bring five bighas of land under T-Aman paddy cultivation in this current season and had sowed the measure seeds. But it was all gone in vain as his land and seedbeds were destroyed by the surge of water following the collapse of a portion of the dyke, he added.

"I am uncertain about cultivating the paddy as both the seedbeds and cropland have gone under water breaking embankment of Jamuna for heavy upstream," said Abdur Rahman,45, farmer of Dewlmoara village of Pangashi union.

Farmer Abdul Halim, 56, at Telizan village of Dhangara union parishad said his land went under water when a part of the dyke collapsed recently. Some portion of the dyke collapsed during the time of last rainy season, he added.

Raiganj Upazila Agriculture Officer said over 600 hectares of agricultural land in Dhangara, Brahmagachha, Pangashi, Chandaikona, Dhamainagar, Chalknaghunath, Chalniur, Dewlmora, Komarpur, Naopa, Nijhum, Telizan and Bilchandi village of the upazila is yet uncertain. Most of seedbeds have become spoiled and farmers face uncertainty over cultivating T-Aman paddy, he added.

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