June 19, 2021, 4:12 pm

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There is no water in the haor of Sunamganj: famine of native fish

Dulal Mia, Sunamganj Representative: Sunamganj is a district inhabited by haors. This time there is no water in Haor, which is famous for its water. Usually in the last week of Boishakh, the wetland becomes taitambur in the haor-water. The fish rushed to get fresh water. The presence of new delicious fish from the haor also increases in the market. But this time due to lack of water, famine of local fish has been noticed in the markets of Haor.

According to the Sunamganj Water Development Board, there are 137 haors in the district. Haor paddy harvesting was completed about 15 days ago. As soon as the paddy was harvested, 51 sluice gates were opened to allow water to enter the haor. Even then there is no water in the haor. The concerned people said that the water did not enter the haor due to lack of rainfall in Meghalaya. However, despite occasional light rains, the bottom of the haor has not yet been filled with water.

According to the Sunamganj Water Development Board, considering the entry of water into the haor and the fishermen at the end of the paddy harvest, there are already 1 in Sadar Upazila, 9 in Tahirpur Upazila, 4 in South Sunamganj, 5 in Jagannathpur, 4 in Bishwambharpur, 12 in Dirai, 5 in Shalla and 5 Dharma Pasha ,Jamal Ganj 7 Given. If the water pressure increases, various points of the crop protection dam will also be cut, the concerned said. But there is no water in any haor yet.

Amanur Raja Chowdhury, chairman of Sukhair Rajapur North Union in Dharmapasha Upazila, said, “Boats have been plying in our haor area since the beginning of Jaistha month in other years. Local fish is available in the market. There was talk. ”

Siraj Mia, a farmer from Haripur village in Bishwambharpur upazila, said, “In other years, there was a lot of water in the haor. There were fish. People could catch fish. We were able to buy cheap local fish from the market and eat it. ”

Sunamganj Water Development Board Executive Engineer. Sabibur Rahman said, “Harvesting of paddy in the haor has been completed about 15 days ago. After harvesting, we have opened 51 sluice gates to enter the haor. If the water pressure increases, the crop protection dam will also be cut.”

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