Boro crops within the Sunamganj haor particularly Gurmar are in danger as water has began coming into the haor since Sunday morning overflowing the embankment because the water stage has risen in several rivers as a result of heavy upstream rainfall.
Moreover, the opposite two haors– Shanir Haor and Matian Haor– are additionally susceptible as a result of rise in water stage.
The climate forecast heavy rainfall to proceed within the Meghalaya state of India, the upstream of Sunamganj which can trigger flash floods in Sylhet and Sunamganj.
Native farmer Kaiser Ahmed instructed TBS that there was large strain of water within the rivers on Saturday evening. Though it might be managed at evening, water began coming into the haor on Sunday morning.
Tahirpur upazila Chairman Karuna Sindhu mentioned that they’ve been combating to avoid wasting the crop of the haors for the final 15 days. They’re now attempting to restore the susceptible Bagmara dam the place no crack has appeared but. However water is coming into overflowing the dam as a result of water stage rise within the rivers.
Sunamganj Water Improvement Board Engineer Md Shamsuddoha mentioned that the water stage of varied bordering rivers together with Surma has began rising as a result of extreme rainfall and water circulate from the upstream making all of the dams within the haor areas susceptible. It’s feared that the crops in a lot of the haors of the district could sink if the water stage crosses the hazard level.
Sunamganj Division of Agriculture Deputy Director Bimol Chandra Som mentioned the Boro crop has been cultivated on 2,22,508 hectares of land in Sunamganj. Of the entire land, the crop of solely 22,230 hectares has been harvested thus far.
“There are crops on greater than two lakh hectares of land. We’re encouraging the harvesting of the crops early. As many as 392 mixed harvester and reaper machines have been engaged to reap the haor crops,” he mentioned.