Fish worth Tk 2cr washed away by heavy rainfall
Fish of 50 ponds have been washed away by heavy rainfall at Baraigram upazila in Natore district, causing losses of Tk 2 crore.
Locals of Gurumoshail area said consecutive rainfall since Sunday led swelling of water in Beel Dabilla and the Mora Baral River. As the sluice gate in the area has been defective for a long time, water from the river easily entered the beel, inundating 50 ponds situated in the middle of the beel.
Zakir Hossain Sarker, managing director of Sarker Fishers and Agro Limited, said they have been farming different species of fish on 10 acres of land in the beel. The heavy rainfall washed away fishes of the pond, causing losses of Tk 30-35 lakh.
The sudden flood also brought miseries to some fish traders--Selim Reza, Dulal Hossain, Rajab Ali, Jahangir, Mohiuddin, Bachchu, and Azad Rahman of the area.
Regarding the matter, the upazila senor fisheries officer Jahangir Alam said the fisheries department had nothing to do as it was a natural disaster.
They were informed about the losses by the affected fish traders and necessary step will be taken in this regard, he added.