Center opened all the lock gates of Farakka due to overflow.
The water level of the Ganges has risen due to heavy rains for several days in a row. As a result, various areas along with the Padma and the Ganges were flooded. As a result, 109 Farakka Barrage doors were opened.
To Azadswamy, General Manager of Farakka Barrage, said: “All the gates have been opened due to waterlogging due to the continuous rains in the upper part of the creek. We are monitoring the situation.
As a result of the opening of the Farakka gates, water has entered Hossainpur, Kuldiar, and Benia villages of Bewa gram panchayat on the banks of the Farakka Ganga.
On the other hand, due to rising water levels in the Padma, the villages of Bara Shimul, Chandpara, Bora, Mithipur, Nasipur, and Dihipara, including Boyra 7 BSF camp in the Saidapur area of Raghunathganj block 2, have been flooded since the morning.
Also, villages like Shaitanpara, Paikmari, Munsurpur, Keshtpur, etc., in the border area between India and Bangladesh of Bhagwangola Block No. 2 have been flooded by the Padma.
As a result of the Jalangi-Padma floods, several villages, including Sitanagar, Bish No., Khasmahal, and Charkakmari, were flooded.
Kazem Ali Mirza, director of the panchayat Bewa gram in Farakka, said: The villagers are terrified. I have reported to the block level for help.
Many families in the village have fled their homes for fear of flooding due to rising water levels in the Padma. There is a problem in taking sick patients to the submerged village hospital.
Mojibur Sheikh, a resident of Barashimul village, said: “The soldiers had taken refuge in a local school when the Boyra BSF camp was submerged.
However, we have not yet received any help from the government. The administration visited the area but did not promise help. Affected farmer Azahar Sheikh said: “Bigha after cultivation is underwater.
He also added, “Huge damage to jute, rice, and vegetable crops. We could not save any crops. How can we survive if the government does not help us?”
Bhagwangola Block No. 2 on the border between India and Bangladesh. The Padmavati River runs through the boundary of the area. The silt from that river has created a few miles of charcoal.
And a few thousand people live in this char. The area has been flooded due to the rising water level of the Padma River during the monsoon season.
Devika Chowdhury – She is a professional news editor, writer, and blogger for the last 10 years. She is working with NewsGater as an off-beat news editor cum writer.