Incessant showers over the past few days have damaged crops across 20,000 hectares of farmland in Faridpur district, officials said on Tuesday.
Deputy director of Faridpur Agricultural Extension Department Hazrat Ali said, "20,000 hectares of crop land have gone under water. But we will give incentives to the affected farmers to overcome their losses. Our officials will survey the affected areas soon."
Crops such as onions, garlic, potatoes and mustard have also sustained damage in the showers, according to farmers. "Untimely rain has taken away our last hope. We don't know how to tide over the losses," a farmer told UNB.
Atul Sarker, district commissioner of Faridpur, said, "We have already asked the authorities concerned to ascertain the extent of damage. The government stands by the farmers."