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Flood leaves behind damaged paddy fields in Sarupathar

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Nov 2019 1:00 PM GMT

Farmers who decided to take up paddy cultivation along the Dhansiri riverbank are now counting their losses.However, after incessant rains and subsequent flooding over the past one month caused havoc on the region and has ruined paddy crops over 20 bighas in Sarupathar's Koirigaon area under Dhansiri Subdivision.

The Dhansiri Subdivision under Golaghat district has faced major floods during the last week of October, when most farmers had completed their cultivation. The farms remained under water for more than a week period, which has affected the growth of plants and the incessant showers in the last week of October raised the river water level and submerged adjoining areas.

The damage assessments are still not done by officials from the district agriculture department as well as the Subdivision administration department and senior revenue officers till the filing of this report.

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