Over 2,000 hectares of Aman paddy fields in Lalmonirhat and Kurigram, Bangladesh, have been submerged due to continuous heavy rains . The flooding has been caused by rising water levels in the Ratnai and Dharla rivers. Farmers are facing significant crop damage, with their Aman fields submerged. The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) reports that 700 hectares in Lalmonirhat and 1,300 hectares in Kurigram remain submerged, posing a severe threat to the Aman crops, which can only survive for 6-7 days under floodwater.
Deputy Director of DAE in Lalmonirhat, expressed deep concern among farmers and emphasized the urgent need for the floodwaters to recede to save the paddy. Executive Engineer of the Water Development Board in Kurigram, remains hopeful that the situation will improve by tomorrow. The livelihoods of these farmers depend on a quick resolution to this crisis, highlighting the importance of timely floodwater recession for agricultural sustainability in the region.