Flood-hit people in dire need of relief in Kurigram, water receding
Thousands of marooned people in Kurigram district who have been going through coronavirus pandemic, and flood appears as a major blow to them. They are now desperately waiting for relief materials. Overall flood situation in the district has slightly improved as the water levels in the major rivers—Brahmaputra and Dharla—have started receding.
WDB executive engineer Md Ariful Islam said the water level of the rivers in the district is falling. “The Dharla River was flowing 49cm above the danger level at Setu point at 12.00 noon while the Brahmaputra 9cm at Chilmari point," he added.
Though the flood waters from chars and low-lying areas are continuing to recede, there is no sign of respite for the marooned people in these are as their sufferings mount.
Flood-hit people are also facing acute shortage of milks for their children and fodder for their cattle.
Aman Ali, Raham Ali of Saheber Alga area in Ulipur upazila said there are no foods in their houses and there is also no scope even to borrow money.
The chairmen of flood-hit UPs have alleged that they are not receiving relief items as per the assurance from the administration.
Begumganj UP chairman Md Belal Hossain said they received just 300 packets of relief which were distributed on Saturday.
“There are 3,000 flood-hit families in my UP and they are passing days under open sky. Relief items is a must for them,” he added.
The district administration has distributed 302 metric tons of rice and dry foods of Tk 36.68 among the flood-hit people, said deputy commissioner Md Rejaul Karim.