In Bangladesh, about 1,320 hectares of fresh farmland have once again been inundated amid the ongoing flooding situation, caused for a second time by incessant rains and a water level rise in the major rivers in Tangail.
Previously, during the first phase that ended a few days ago, around 27,000 farmers incurred losses as crops on 3,839 hectares were inundated, according to the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) in Tangail.
Ahsanul Bashar, deputy director of the DAE in Tangail, said farmland near the river banks had sustained the most damage. "Crops in 3,839 hectares of land have already sustained damage against a total of 50,000 hectares in the district. Young plants, sesame and vegetables sustain the most damage in floods.”
"We will try to make up for the damage dealt to paddy this season through cultivating more in the next season. The agriculture office will try its best in this regard. A list of flood affected farmers has been sent to the concerning ministry so that they are supported,” the agriculture officer added.
According to sources from the district's relief and rehabilitation office, 141 villages in altogether 25 unions in Sadar, Nagarpur, Delduar, Bhuapur, Kalihati and Gopalpur counties have been flooded.