UNO cleared govt canal in Kalapara
Kalapara (Patuakhali) Correspondent
Kalapara Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md. Jahangir Hossain cleared the occupation of the government canal for the benefit of farmers in Kalapara of Patuakhali.
On Friday (June 9) afternoon, the UNO conducted a raid in Elempur village of Nilganj union of the upazila and removed four illegal dams in the government canal. At that time, he seized two thousand meters of banned china and current nets from different places of the canal and burnt it.
It is learnt that this canal of Nilganj plays a major role in the inflow and drainage of water in the agricultural land during the monsoon season. Besides, Nilganj Union is one of the upazila in vegetable production. Hundreds of farmers use the water of this canal for their crops.
However, two years ago, an influential group took over the canal by damming it at different places and getting illegal nets. Knowing that the local farmers were facing huge losses, Kalapara UNO Md. Jahangir Hossain cleared the canal and opened it for everyone.
He told the media, this operation will continue to free the government canal from encroachment.