In Sirajganj, 408 hectares of crop land is submerged

The water of Yamuna river is overflowing due to the hill slopes coming down from the upstream and heavy rains. 408 hectares of cropland in Panch Upazila of Sirajganj has been inundated as the water continued to rise for the past one week. However, if the water recedes quickly, the crop damage will be reduced to a large extent, said the district agriculture department.

Shaminur Islam, deputy assistant agricultural officer of the district agricultural extension department, gave this information on Thursday (July 4) afternoon.

He told Jago News that 230 hectares in Kazipur, 160 hectares in Sirajganj Sadar, 10 hectares in Shahjadpur, 7 hectares in Raiganj and one hectare in Kamarkhand Upazila have already been submerged in water due to the continued rise of water in Yamuna. These lands had vegetable, pepper, jute, aush paddy, sesame and seeds.

The water of Yamuna is increasing, 408 hectares of crop land is submerged in Sirajganj

According to Sirajganj Paubo sources, the water level of Yamuna river was recorded at 13.02 meters at Sirajganj hard point around 12 noon. From 6:00 am to 12:00 pm the water has increased by 11 cm in just 6 hours and is flowing 12 cm above the equator (isolation 12.90 meters). At this point, the water has risen by 58 cm in the last 30 hours.

On the other hand, the water level was recorded at 14.74 meters at Kazipur Meghai Point at 12 noon. In the last 6 hours this point has increased by 14 cm and is flowing 6 cm below the equator (latitude 14.80 m).

Meanwhile, waterlogging has occurred in the low-lying areas of Sadar, Kazipur, Chauhali, Belkuchi and Shahjadpur upazilas along the river banks due to the rise in water. Millions of people have suffered.

MA Malek, Sirajganj/ZH/JIM