RAJSHAHI: The devastating flood has washed fishes worth around Taka 1.25 crore way from 350 commercial fish farming ponds in the district. "The loss caused by the deluge in Tanore, Mohanpur and Bagmara is worst," said Subhash Chandra Shaha, District Fisheries Officer, while talking to BSS here today.
Around 53.25 metric tons of fishes worth about Taka 1.17 crore in 320 ponds in Bagmara,
Mohanpur and Puthiya Upazila were inundated by the floodwater, Besides, 1.12 tons of fish
fingerlings valued at around Taka 11 lakh were affected badly, he added. Shubhash Shaha said 208 commercial hatcheries of 156 fish farmers were totally inundated washing out 22 metric tons of fishes and 70 metric tons of fingerlings in only Bagmara Upazila.
He said the floodwater engulfed the three upazilas when an embankment of Shiba River collapsed at Bhimnagar area under Mohanpur Upazila on August 13 last inundating around 350 ponds. Meanwhile, standing crops on around 6,132 hectares of land were inundated by the floodwater in four upazilas of the district, said Deb Dulal Dhali, Deputy Director of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE).
He said the extent of loss will rise if the prevailing situation prolongs. On the other hand, around 2,000 flood-affected people of four villages in Sonadanga Union under Bagmara Upazila received relief materials yesterday. Engineer Enamul Haque, MP, distributed the relief materials with his personal initiative.
Deputy Commissioner Helal Mahmud Sharif, Upazila Nirbahi Officer Jakiul Islam, Project
Implementation Officer Masudur Rahman and Poursava Mayor Abdul Malek Mondal were present at the relief distribution programme.
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