“Along with closely monitoring the flood situation round-the-clock,
we are ready to take immediate steps to repair any damage or breached
flood control structures on emergency basis anywhere though no such
incidents occurred so far,” Ghosh added.
The flood situation in Lalmonirhat and Nilphamari continues
improving while it may improve in Kurigram and Gaibandha in the next
“The water levels of the Brahmaputra and Jamuna are showing receding
trends following sharp reduction in the rate of onrushing hilly water
from the upstream in the northeastern Indian states during the past 72
hours,” Ghosh added.
Additional Director of the Department of Agricultural Extension
(DAE) for Rangpur region Muhammad Ali said floodwater has submerged
standing crops on 11,006 hectares of land in Rangpur, Kurigram,
Lalmonirhat and Gaibandha districts.
Kurigram District Relief and Rehabilitation Officer (DRRO) Dilip
Kumar Saha said distribution of 302 tonnes of rice and Taka 36.50 lakh
continues among 66,016 people of 16,100 flood-affected families in all
nine upazilas of the district.
District Relief and Rehabilitation Officers (DRRO) for Gaibandha
Moazzem Hossain said distribution of 210 tonnes of rice and Taka 11.50
lakh continues among over 1.20 lakh people of 30,361 flood-affected
families of four upazilas in the district.
Additional Divisional Commissioner (General) Md. Zakir Hossain said
the district and upazila administrations are continuing with the
relief activities among the affected people in the flood-hit districts
of Nilphamari, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat and Gaibandha districts.
Flood situation in Sylhet and Sunamganj has improved as the water
of Surma River is now flowing under the danger level.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Sunamganj Mohammad Abdul Ahad said the
flood situation in Sunamganj has been improved but some lower lands
still remained inundated in the district.