Early Winter Vegetable Farmers in Cumilla’s Burichang Upazila Worry About Crop Losses Due to Continuous Rain

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Mizanur Rahman

Uttara Reporter

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Eati Akter

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Farmers in the Burichang Upazila of Cumilla are facing sleepless nights as continuous light and moderate rains in recent days threaten their early winter vegetable crops. The unrelenting rainfall has led to the accumulation of water in many fields, causing damage to a wide range of crops, including beans, cauliflower, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, lettuce, spinach, broccoli, turnips, tomatoes, radish, gourd, and brinjal.
A visit to various crop fields in the upazila on Sunday revealed the extent of the concern among local farmers. They are grappling with the fear of losing their hard-earned produce to the relentless downpour. Abdul Karim, a farmer from Kalakachua village, expressed his worries, saying, “This time, we have cultivated puishak, lalshak, and drumsticks in advance on our 10 decimal land.” However, the incessant rain has cast a shadow of uncertainty over the fate of his crops.
Jasim Uddin, another farmer from the Nimsar area, shared a similar sentiment. He had planted early varieties of vegetables, but the continuous rainfall over the past few days has put his crops in jeopardy. The relentless nature of the rain has raised concerns about the survival of these vital winter crops.
The upazila agriculture officer stated, “We have not yet received any information confirming damage to the winter vegetables due to the recent few days of rain. However, it is evident that the continuous rainfall has adversely affected early-winter vegetables in some places. As the situation unfolds in the coming days, we stand by marginal farmers with various suggestions and support.”
Farmers in the Burichong Upazila are anxiously monitoring the weather and hoping for a reprieve from the persistent rain. Their livelihoods depend on the success of their crops, and they are counting on the support of the upazila agriculture department to navigate these challenging conditions and safeguard their early winter vegetable harvest.

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