KURIGRAM, Dec 18: Around 2,000 acres of cropland might go under water in the coming rainy season as construction of a two-storied building is going on after closing the exit point of a culvert built by Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) at Roumari upazila here.
Besides, a seven-kilometre long concrete road from Thana Crossing up to Tapurchar Jignikandi in the upazila and the culvert itself may be damaged when the building will be completed.
After visiting the area, it was found that one Abdul Aziz, 32, son of Gutu Sheikh of Jignikandi village is constructing the building.
Some locals- Shamsul, Rafiqul and Azizar said during rainy season, Jignikandi village is generally flooded and the water recedes through the culvert rapidly. But, if the exit point of the culvert is stopped, water-logging would be created, damaging the 2,000-acre land of transplanted Aman, mustard and maize, and breaking the road, causing disruption to communication.
While asked, owner of the house Abdul Aziz said, "I am constructing the building on my own land. It is not government land. Nobody can stop me to construct the building."
In this connection, Acting Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Shankar Kumar Biswas said, "I heard the news. If any complaint is filed, I will look into the