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Flood situation in Kurigram improves slightly

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A Correspondent
Kurigram: The overall flood situation in the district is yet to be improved although the water of all the rivers has started to recede from Tuesday.
Despite the overall flood situation improving slightly in different upazilas of the district, the miseries of locals continue as crops of around 7,900 hectares of land have been damaged.
Most of the upazilas of the district went under water due to the onrush of hilly water from the upstream for over a week.
The water in Brahmaputra, Dharla and Teesta rivers have been flowing below the danger level on Wednesday morning, according to the Water Development Board.
Aman paddyin some 4,400 hectors of nine upazilas was inundated by the flood water, according to Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE).
This year, the local DAE set a target of bringing 1,15,273 hectares of land under Aman cultivation.