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Huge area of the Jessore and Khulna area became waterlogged; Mia Ghulam Parwar calls for effective solution
Friday, 02nd September, 2016

Assistant Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and former lawmaker Professor Mia Ghulam Parwar has issued the following statement on 2nd September, 2016 urging the concerned authorities to bring an end to the waterlog situation in Fultola and Dumuria Upazila of Khulna and Ovoynagar, Keshobpur and Monirampur of the Jessore district which has been created due to excess alluvium in the Vobdoho switch gate and subsequent overflow of the Mukteshwari and Hori River.

“Huge area of Fultola and Dumuria Upazila of Khulna and Ovoynagar, Keshobpur and Monirampur of the Jessore district became waterlogged as the Vobdoho switch gates tuned closed due to excessive amount of alluvium. This crisis put the lives and livelihood of around a million people at stake.

Due to waterlog situation, around a million people who live by the side of the Vobdoho, have been facing severe humanitarian crisis. Villagers from 6 hundred villages became blocked completely by overflow of water. They are not getting pure water to drink. The transportation and sanitation system became collapsed. Huge lands of crops became submerged and fishes of the ponds and other water bodies have flooded away. Around 4 hundred education institution became shutdown. Thousands of people left their house and took shelters in 250 shelter centers. The helpless people made temporary houses and now they are residing inside those houses along with their cattle and hens. They are leading a deplorable life. Nobody is there to look them after. I am urging the authority to rescue the victims and also provide food, pure water, house building accessories, medical items and money on emergency basis.

Finally, I am calling upon the concerned authorities to find out quick solution for bring an to the waterlog situation of these areas and also to take effective measures to for resolving the severe crisis of the local peoples.”