Flood damages crops worth TK 107cr in Jamalpur

Published : 20 Sep 2021, 13:37

Sahos Desk

Crops worth TK 107 crore 56 lakh were damaged in a flood that recently tore through the district, officials here said.

Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) officials said the flood, which wreaked havoc on the district starting on August 27, affected 64980 farmers while the deluge situation started improving on September 6.

During the flood, 5650 farmers lost T-Aman seedbeds on 45 hectares of land completely and 75 hectares partially worth of TK 54 lakh.

Besides, 57945 farmers also lost T-Aman paddy on 6394 hectares of land completely and 12868 hectares partially worth TK 103 crore 50 lakh.

On the other hand, 1385 farmers lost vegetables on 132 hectares of land fully and 18 hectares partly worth TK 3 crore 52 lakh.

DAE office sources said shortly after receding floodwater farmers began planting T-Aman in full swing.

They said farmers already planted T-Aman on 101932 hectares of land against the cultivation target of 107960 hectares.

Additional Deputy Director Mohammad Shakhawat Ikram said as the district is a flood-prone area, farmers also prepared seedbeds on high land which helped them complete cultivation.

He said T-Aman cultivation will be completed in a week in the district.

Source: BSS

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