Sunamganj Representative: At the very last moment of harvesting, the dam of Halir Haor in Sunamganj broke.
Jamalganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Biswajit Dutta said that the Asanpur crop protection dam of this haor, which covers Jamalganj and Bishwambharpur upazilas, broke and water started flowing on Monday night.
On Tuesday morning, he further said, “Water started entering the haor by breaking the dam of project number 21 built by Water Development Board (Paubo) in Asanpur area of Jamalganj upazila. For 25 days, all the crop protection dams of Haor have been submerged in water. River water also did not decrease at this time. That is why the dam has broken. ”
“90 percent of the paddy in this haor has been harvested. In order to save the remaining paddy, the work of embankment has been started on an emergency basis to save water. ”
The Department of Agriculture says the remaining 10 percent of paddy is on slightly higher ground. Farmers will be able to cut the crop as soon as the water enters there.
Sunamganj Agriculture Extension Department Deputy Director Bimal Chandra Som said on Tuesday that paddy has been planted on 4,525 hectares of land in Jamalganj of Halir Haor. Of this, 90 percent of paddy has been harvested.
Paddy was planted in another 405 hectares of land in Bishwambharpur upazila of Haor. 90 percent of paddy has been harvested there too.
He further said that 5,075 hectares of land have been damaged in Haor of Sunamganj so far. So far, paddy has been harvested in one lakh 32,600 hectares of land in the district. So far, an average of 80 percent of paddy has been harvested in the district.