There was a time when coconut, palm, tamarisk, and mangrove trees swayed with the winds on Kuakata Beach. Their tall trunks guarded the shore-dwellers against the wrath of natural calamities.
The BWDB must take advice from our river experts in this regard, change their traditional “cordon approach” to rivers and adopt a modern river management approach, if they really want to manage floods in the region.
Government help must be both quick and sustainable
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said severe floods cause damages but they also have some positive aspects.
Natural calamities, including the recent flash floods in haor areas caused by heavy rain amid cyclone Ashani, have damaged the production of 78,987 tonnes of boro rise this season, according to the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE).