Inauguration of canal digging work to bring uncultivated land under agriculture
In Ramnagar village of Srimangal, Moulvibazar, canal digging work has been inaugurated to bring uncultivated agricultural land under agriculture to keep the water problem normal.
On Tuesday afternoon, Sylhet Divisional Commissioner Dr. Inaugurated the EGPP project to solve water problems in uncultivated agricultural land in Ramnagar village of Ashidron Union of Srimangal Upazila. Muhammad Mosharraf Hossain. Moulvibazar District Commissioner Mir Nahid Ahsan, Srimangal Upazila Executive Officer (UNO) Ali Rajib Mahmud Mithun, Assistant Commissioner (ACland) Sandhip Talukder along with District Agriculture Office and Srimangal Agriculture Office staff and local people were present. As a result of digging canals in the project area, sunflower and mustard crops will be cultivated in these uncultivated lands this year.
Deputy Commissioner Mir Nahid Ahsan said that last year Kodalichhara canal re-excavation work of Giasnagar Union of Moulvibazar Sadar Upazila was inaugurated last year with the initiative of Moulvibazar District Administration, Sadar Upazila Administration and District Water Development Board. As a result of the digging of the canal there, about five thousand hectares of land in Ghiyasnagar, Nazirabad and Mustafapur Unions have come under cultivation. As a result, 6/700 ki areas of those 3 unions have received direct irrigation facilities. Earlier in areas where agriculture was not possible due to flooding. The lands remained uncultivated. Due to the digging of canals, farmers are benefiting by growing paddy and rapeseed in these uncultivated lands. Also the dug canals have increased the production of various indigenous fish species.