Sunday March 25, 2018 05:16 AM

In Pictures: How flooded haors destroyed thousand crores of crop

  • Farmers of Rajshahi’s Tanor and Mohanpur villages have been facing great difficulty in harvesting their crop since the overflow of the Beelkumari beel, which wades throughout these two villages, began AZHAR UDDIN/DHAKA TRIBUNE

  • Farmers living by the banks of Beelkumari beel were working round the clock to save the as much crop as they could from flood caused by the overflow of the beel AZHAR UDDIN/DHAKA TRIBUNE

  • Farmers were working hard to load crop on boats so that they can later dry up the soaked paddies AZHAR UDDIN/DHAKA TRIBUNE

  • Paddy production is at hazard in the haors and low-lying areas of the northeast as heavy rainfalls as well as onrush of water from the upstream Meghalaya hills in India have led to the inundation of vast areas of croplands. Floods have occurred in at least four of the five districts in the region DHAKA TRIBUNE

  • In Moulvibazar, which experiences the most rainfall in Bangladesh, at least 12,800 acres of Boro paddy went under water DHAKA TRIBUNE

  • Farmers were seen collecting peanuts, pumpkins and yams from the inundated fields; they went under a deep frustration after experiencing this tremendous loss DHAKA TRIBUNE

  • Haors overflow in a flash flood triggered by heavy rain and onrush of hilly waters from across the border in Habiganj DHAKA TRIBUNE

  • The affected farmers sought assistance from the government and demanded that it take measures to provide them with interest-free loans so they can revive DHAKA TRIBUNE

  • Fish worth around Tk5cr have floated away in Habiganj, after a flash flood triggered by heavy rain and the onrush of water from hilly areas across the border left fishery owners devastated DHAKA TRIBUNE

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