Sudden floods: Fear of crops in border upazilas

Although there is not much rainfall in Sylhet, the boro crops of the border upazilas of the district are now under threat. Water from Meghalaya in India is flowing into Goainghat, Companiganj and Jaintapur. As a result, flash floods have occurred. Lowland boro crops have been flooded.

Until the report was written on Monday evening, the water level in Meghalaya was falling in the border upazilas. Extensive crop fields began to sink.

Gowainghat Upazila Agriculture Officer. Raihan Parvez said that 5-6 hundred hectares of boro paddy has been submerged. However, he hoped that the water would recede quickly as there was no rain locally. As a result, there will not be such a loss.

According to local farmers, Rustampur, East Jaflong, West Jaflong, Central Jaflong, Gowainghat Sadar and East Alirgaon and lower areas of West Alirgaon Union bordering Gowainghat Upazila were inundated. Roads in these areas are flooded.

Jaflong Bazar, Radhanagar Bazar, Londoni Bazar, Banglabazar and Natun Bazar along with some hats of the upazila and some houses in these areas were also flooded.

Gowainghat Upazila Executive Officer. Tahmilur Rahman said, “I have received news that several roads have been submerged along with crop lands.” We have already visited several flood affected areas and are in constant touch.

Meanwhile, land crops of different areas of bordering Companiganj upazila. The lower part of Islampur East, Telikhal, Ichakals and South Ronikhai Unions of the upazila were submerged till Monday night. According to local sources, water has also entered some roads and some houses in these areas. According to the locals, water has entered about 500 hectares of land in these four unions.

Chairman of Islampur East Union Parishad Alamgir Alam said the dam in Chanpur village broke and submerged Rangpur, Shimultala, Noagaon, Mostafanagar, Dhalarpar and surrounding areas. Many houses have also been flooded. The semi-ripe and raw paddy of these areas has been submerged in water.

However, Kompaniganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer Lusikanta Hajong said that water has not entered Haore yet. However, some low-lying areas have been submerged.

District Agriculture Officer Mohammad Kazi Mojibur Rahman said that boro paddy has been cultivated in 64,000 hectares of land in Sylhet district this time. But not too much. I have heard that about 200 hectares have been submerged. The hill slope is also descending in the bordering Jaintapur upazila.

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