C’NAWABGANJ: Erosion of Padma River at Charbagdanga union in Sadar upazila has taken a serious turn making at least 90 families homeless, reports BSS.
Moreover, a number of structures at Kairapara and Maldanga villages, including Charbagdanga UP Complex and a portion of the embankment built at a cost of Taka 300 crore, may be eroded by the river anytime, said locals.
Jamal Uddin, a UP member, said his house was at Bakher Ali village under the same union and he shifted his house to Roadpara as the erosion of the river Padma devoured it in 1996.
“But again, that dwelling was eroded by the river two years back,” he said, adding his new house where he is living now is also facing the threat of erosion.
Hasenur Begum, a resident of the same village, said she had to shift her house twice due to erosion during the last 20 years.
She said, “Now I do not have ability to shift my house anywhere.”
Sohel Rana Mukul, a resident of Malbagdanga village, said, “My two mango orchards on 10 bighas of land was washed away by the mighty river this year. Chairman of Charbagdanga union parishad Shahid Rana Tipu said a number of important infrastructures, such as UP complex, a madrasha, a government primary school, office of Palli Bidyut Samity are at the risk of erosion.
He said, “The river has grabbed about one kilometre area of the locality in the last one year.”