Brick kiln gas damages paddy, other fruits in Dinajpur
Paddy, mango, lychee and corn plants on 20 acres of land in Birganj upazila of Dinajpur have been badly damaged due to emission of toxic gas from a nearby brick kiln.
Farmers alleged that emission of toxic gas from Maa Bricks has caused a loss worth Tk one crore.
According to a compliant lodged to Birganj upazila nirbahi office, Maa Bricks which is situated adjacent to Depa bridge under No-6 Nijapara UP in the upazila, emitted toxic gas from the kiln on May 21.
Twenty-five farmers in their compliant said the paddies of their lands badly burnt due to emission of toxic gas from the adjacent brickfield.
“It has damaged 20 acres of Boro paddy totally, mango fruits of four acres orchards rotted and lychee and corn plant were also damaged in Adarsha village.”
Farmers demanded that they want proper compensation from the administration for their huge loss amid the coronovirus pandemic.
Farmer Md Abdul Quader of Sujalpur village said he was expecting to harvest his paddy within few days but toxic burnt this dream.
“Now I do not what to do,” he added.
Bricks kiln owner Shamser Ali said termed the incident as an unexpected one and said he did not saw this type of incident in last 40-year. Upazila Nirbahi Officer Yeamin Hossain said they are investigating the matter.
“Necessary steps will be taken and prioritise the compensation issue of farmers,” he added.