Displacement due to river erosion is an entirely different story.
It is because the physical nature of rivers in Bangladesh are different from that of the rivers in Western countries.
It is neither possible nor desirable to eliminate flooding completely, for floods are intricately linked to the very survival of people in this delta country.
Government must help local communities become more resilient to such calamities
Shorn of its sacred grandeur the Padma has embraced its secularised and earthier image with some muscularity, audacity and flair.
At least 1,053 people were killed and 9.4 million more displaced internally in different climate-related disasters in 58 districts in seven years from 2014, says a recent study.
Government help must be both quick and sustainable
Department of Disaster Management (DDM) distributed Tk 50 crore among the victims of river erosion in October 2021 through the Upazila Nirbahi Officers.