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Unprecedented Surge: Community’s Remarkable Resilience Shines Amidst 610 Hectares of Cyclone-Ravaged Aman Crops

Unprecedented Surge: Community's Remarkable Resilience Shines Amidst 610 Hectares of Cyclone-Ravaged Aman Crops
Unprecedented Surge: Community's Remarkable Resilience Shines Amidst 610 Hectares of Cyclone-Ravaged Aman Crops

Unprecedented Surge: Community’s Remarkable Resilience Shines Amidst 610 Hectares of Cyclone-Ravaged Aman Crops

The aftermath of Cyclone Midhili has cast a distressing shadow over Chandpur’s agricultural landscape, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. As the rain, whipped up by the cyclone, lashed through the region, it unleashed havoc upon the meticulously tended Aman crops, ravaging 610 hectares across the district.

Confirming this significant blow to the farming community, the District Office of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) issued a solemn statement earlier today. Upon venturing into the affected areas, our correspondent witnessed the grim reality unfolding. Aman paddy fields, serving as the lifeblood for many farmers, stood submerged in sorrowful resignation across Sobhanpur, Bagadi, Nanupur, and Sapdi villages in Sadar Upazila.

The relentless fury of cyclone Midhili, which made its relentless presence known along the coastal district yesterday, spared no respite for the Aman crop fields in Faridganj Upazila either. The cruel fate that awaited these fields proved equally devastating.

In the wake of this catastrophe, the farmers of Sobhanpur and Bagadi villages find themselves grappling with unimaginable losses. For Farmer Habib, who had invested not just his hard-earned money but also his hopes in cultivating transplanted Aman across 10 bighas of land, the deluge has dealt a heart-wrenching blow. With approximately Tk 1 lakh poured into this endeavor, his paddy fields now lie submerged, leaving him bewildered and disheartened. His efforts to nurture the crop to the brink of harvest have been cruelly dashed by the unforeseen wrath of the cyclone.

Similarly, Farmer Obad Sheikh from Bagadi village shared a sorrowful tale of inundation. At his village, a vast expanse of Aman fields succumbed to the relentless waves of water, painting a dismal picture of loss and despair.

Seeking insights into the extent of the damage, Deputy Director Dr. Safayet Ahmad of the Department of Agricultural Extension shared a glimmer of hope. Field workers, dedicated and undeterred, are actively engaged in assessing the monumental losses incurred by this natural calamity. Their tireless efforts to gauge the scale of devastation serve as a beacon of determination amidst the desolation.

As the region grapples with the aftermath of Cyclone Midhili, the resilience and fortitude of the farming community emerge as a testament to their unwavering spirit. Despite the adversity and staggering losses, these individuals continue to stand resilient, ready to weather the storm and sow the seeds of hope anew in the fertile grounds of Chandpur.

 

 


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