An allegation of encroachment of the canal adjacent to Karim Mridha Bari of Sultanabad Dhandi village of Nazirpur union of Bauphal upazila of Patuakhali has been received. A man named Jasim Matubbar of that village has taken the initiative to fill some part of the canal to build a house claiming his land. There has been anger among the farmers of the area.
According to related sources, the Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) dug the canal a few years ago with the aim of increasing agricultural crops in that village. After the canal was dug, various crops including boro and iri rice grew in the area.
During the inspection of the land, it can be seen that a person named Jasim Uddin has taken the initiative of piling in the canal and filling it with sand. Already done all the process for sand filling.
Several farmers and local people of that village say that if the canal is filled, the water flow will stop. As a result, the cultivation of crops on thousands of acres of land in that village will be threatened.
However, Jasim Uddin denied the allegation of occupying the canal and said, I have taken the initiative to build a house on my own land. The canal cuts through my land.
In this regard, Nazirpur Union Parishad Chairman SM Mohsin said, “I have not received any complaint of canal encroachment.” Action will be taken if complaints are received.