Write a composition in 250 words about ‘Floods in Bangladesh‘.
Floods in Bangladesh
Or, Recent Floods in Bangladesh
Hints: Introduction, The flood of 1998, Causes of floods, Possible remedial measures, Conclusion.
Introduction: Flood is a common phenomenon in Bangladesh almost every year. It is caused by having rainfall and the breakage of the embankment.
The flood of 1998: The flood of 1998 was, the most devastating and destructive one In comparison to its duration· and intensity, there is no other in the history of the type last seventy years. It had its full sway over almost the whole of Bangladesh. It swept over 34 of the 64 districts of the country covering.over 39,000 sq miles.
The places hit most by it were all the northern districts of Bangladesh. There were regions where no trace of human habitation could be found for miles together. Embankments and even railway tracks were washed away. This food affected fox crores of people. It damages about 1 lac houses fully and 7 lac houses partly. The crops of over 26 lac acres of land were fully affected and those of 15 lac acres land were partly affected.
Untold numbers of cattle and other animals perished The loss of wealth amounted to not less than forty thousand crore taka. The distress of, the flood victims knew no bounds as the flood continued for months together. The Government tried almost to save and rescue the flood victims. Members of the Bangladesh Army wholeheartedly took part in the relief work. Various organizations and humanitarian bodies and international agencies also came forward to serve the flood victims.
Causes of floods: Bangladesh is a low-lying land. Rainwater falls to the land of Bangladesh that raises the water level. Again, being a tropical country there occurs heavy rainfall during the rainy season autumn and even late autumn. About six months of rainfall is a major cause of floods in Bangladesh. The water flows the Ganges increases during this season which also inundates the land. The lion’s share of the rivers of Bangladesh has dried up. So no excess water is stored in them but overflow causing massive floods.
Possible remedial measures: To deepen the river beds and dredging of rivers are musts. High embankments are to be constructed. The Ganges water-issue must be solved maintaining the interest of Bangladesh. Canal digging programme is another device to check inundation on of dry land.
Conclusion: Orice Bangladesh was called the darling child of nature while it is a land of natural disasters today. We must be aware of all the man-made calamities.