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100,000-hectare land was ruined by the flash floods in Faridpur, Bangladesh

Published Sep 19, 2021

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Flash floods in Faridpur have damaged cash crops worth more than Tk10 crore, affecting nearly 100,000 hectares of land.

According to the district’s Agricultural Extension Department (AED) office, over 7,900 farmers have been affected after the loss of 3,945 tons of crops in the floods this year.

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Flash floods in Faridpur have damaged cash crops worth more than Tk10 crore, affecting nearly 100,000 hectares of land. According to the district’s Agricultural Extension Department (AED) office, over 7,900 farmers have been affected after the loss of 3,945 tons of crops in the floods this year. The AED said that crops on over 900 hectares of land had been completely ruined. The damaged crops include 621 hectares of Ropa Amon, two hectares of Aaush (Ufsi), nine hectares of local Aaush, 195 hectares of sown Amon paddy, seven hectares of banana orchards, 15 hectares of green chillies and 54 hectares of vegetables. According to Ripon Prasad Saha, an agriculture officer in the district’s Alfadanga Upazila, vegetables on 10 hectares of land have completely been ruined by floods. He added that the amount relating to the damage was 10.52% of the total vegetable cultivation in the entire upazila. Siddique Jamadar, 46, from Tajuddin Matubbar North Channel Union had planted banana trees on ...
Source: DhakaTribune
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