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Rain damages ready-to-harvest paddy in Kurigram

May 15, 2022 00:00:00

Farmers busy harvesting Boro paddy from a submerged field after heavy rains inundated Kanchichar area in Panchgachhi union of Kurigram district — UNB

KURIGRAM, May 14 (UNB): Heavy summer rains pouring since Friday morning inundated parts of Kurigram district damaging ready-to-harvest paddy crops in the district.

The local Met office recorded 126 mm of rain in five hours this morning.

As a result, Boro crops on hundreds of bighas of land got inundated.

According to the Kurigram Agriculture Extension Department, Boro has been planted on 0.11 million (1.16 lakh) hectares of land in the district this year.

Shahidul Islam, a farmer from the Kanchichar area of Sadar's Panchgachhi union, said, he cultivated Boro paddy on two bighas of land." The yield was also very good and the paddy is ripe. But half of his paddy land has been submerged in rainwater, he added.

Sabur Hossain, officer-in-charge of Rajarhat Meteo-rological Observatory in Kurigram, said 126 mm of rainfall was recorded in Kurigram on Friday morning. The Met office forecast heavy rain with gusty winds in different parts of Rangpur division in the next 24 hours.

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