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Thousands in Bhabodah suffering for waterlogging

  • Published at 12:13 am October 1st, 2016
Thousands in Bhabodah suffering for waterlogging
The large area is now similar with longterm water logging as drainage channels of several rivers of the area have been silted up. Due to fatal water logging local people have become financially crippled, said local sources. Water-logging in Bhabodaha is not a new problem, since 60s different steps were taken to reduce the problem but those steps did not bring any long-term benefits, said local sources. Debasis Mondal, 40, a resident of Monirampur upazila, who used to work as a daily labourer said, “Now the people of the area is ruining their lives with help of government and other organisations.” “We have been living in a tinny temporary house on a road for two months,” he said. Tripty Rani, a teacher of Sujatpara Primary School said, “Due to water logging we have compelled to live with snakes and fishes.” She said, “If concerned authorities do not take immediate steps to solve water logging problems permanently, we have bound to raise our voices.” Shekhar Chandra Roy, Chairman of Kultia union said, “People of the area are suffering due to water logging. People who run their live from hand to mouth are running out of food as wage earner having sit ideal due to water logging.” The chairman urged to government to declare Bhabodaho as disaster area immediately. Enamul Haque, general secretary of Bhabodaho water extraction songram committee said, “Suffering of the local due to water logging has continued increasing and people’s financial condition has hampered seriously.” He said: “Government has already started dredging works to reduce suffering of people.” He urged to authorities concerned to deploy army to boost the dredging works along with to start Tidal River Management (TRM) so that the water bodies are dredged and level of the lands is made high to solve the problem permanently. He hoped that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will take necessary initiatives to tackle the problems. Dr Humayun Kabir, Deputy Commissioner of Jessore said: “District Administration is going to start TRM in the area to solve the problem permanently.”