Riverbank erosion makes 100 families homeless

BSS | Published: August 27, 2019 19:34:37 | Updated: August 31, 2019 12:23:38

With huge losses of standing crops, riverbank erosion of the Padma River made 100 families homeless in the Harirampur Upazila of Manikganj district this year.

Officials of local administration said houses, roads and other infrastructures in the Manikganj district were devoured by the Padma River creating huge suffering of the flood-hit people.

The riverbank erosion affected areas are Ramkrishnapur union, Kanchanpur union, Gopinathpur union and Dhulshura union, they added.

Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) sources said the post-flood period, riverbank erosion took alarming turn devouring vast tract of farming land and houses and some business establishments.

The BWDB has taken all necessary measures including dumping of sand filled geo bags and maintenances of embankments to check erosion along the banks of the Padma river.

Local administration sources said as part of the rehabilitation programme, relief goods, cash and others supports are being given among the erosion-victim families to overcome their damages.

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