Heavy rains in Paikgacha have caused extensive damage

Mahananda Adhikari Mintu, Paikgacha (Khulna) Representative ::

Paikgacha in Khulna was halted after the fourth day and on the 5th day there was a roar of clouds with a terrible downpour of remembrance. Heavy rains on Thursday caused flooding in low-lying areas and extensive damage to shrimps along with many fishes. Roads, ponds and reservoirs have sunk. Normal life has been disrupted. Many people suffer due to rising water in the yard.

The local public representatives have taken necessary measures including removal of nets for water drainage under the direction of the upazila administration. After raining continuously for 4 consecutive days in Atra upazila due to the influence of low pressure since last Sunday, it rained heavily in the early morning on the 5th day. In this, the green nature regained its freshness, but the sufferings of the people increased with extensive damage. It rained heavily for 4 hours straight from Thursday morning.

In this, the low-lying areas of 10 unions of the upazila, including the municipality, have caused extensive damage to crops, including road-blocks and cattle yards.
Varun Mondal of Soladana Union of the upazila said that nature has filled all the deficits of monsoon today. of the same union
Journalist Md. Feroze Ahmen said, 15 bighas including 1000 bighas of the Union’s enclosure have been heavily damaged. creeper
Union’s Gopal Chandra Sarkar said that climate change is very dangerous today.

Jayant Mondal of Tentultala village of the same union said that many fisheries in the union were washed away due to heavy rains. The mud houses of most of the poor families are at risk, with the unpaved roads becoming impassable.

Prabhat Basu, a businessman of Kapilmuni market, said that many traders in the market have suffered heavy damage due to water entering their shops. He also said that due to the heavy rains, the movement of the shopkeepers along with the customers who come to the market due to mud and dirty water has to suffer a lot. Along with the union, the people of Gopalpur, Saral, Batikhali and Shibbati areas of the municipality have suffered due to waterlogging.

Anil Kumar Mandal of Saral area said that there is no system for draining the water accumulated due to continuous rain. Maria, a student, said that she had to go to school and college by crossing the accumulated water in front of the house. Councilor SM Tyebur Rahman said that water has risen in several houses of those who live in the west side bill and Shanti Mor, Gagan Babu Road.

Ravi Shankar Mondal said that flooding has occurred in the area around Fossiar Rahman Women’s College and Sunflower School. Garikhali UP Chairman GM Abdus Salam Keru said that the canal nets in the areas where there was a possibility of flooding have already been removed.

Chandkhali UP Chairman Shahzada. Abu Ilyas said, despite the damage caused by the heavy rains, the removal of nets that obstruct the drainage has continued since a few days ago. Mayor Salim Jahangir said that unplanned houses have been constructed in the areas of the municipality where flooding has occurred. In many places, the construction of walled houses without leaving any space for drains has created such a situation of suffering during the monsoon season.

Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mumtaz Begum said that all the chairmen of the union have been instructed to take necessary measures for water drainage including removal of canal nets along with monsoon. According to the instructions, the local public representatives have taken necessary measures to drain the water.

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