Boro crops on around 12,000 hectares of land in four unions of Tarash upazila went under water due to waterlogging caused by heavy rains.
The affected unions were Magura Binod, Baogaon, Madhainagar and Saguna, said Saiful Islam, an agriculture officer of Tarash upazila.
The croplands were submerged as unplanned construction work of bridges, culverts as well as housing made it difficult for the water to be drained out of the area, he added.
The farmers were afraid of harvesting paddy in the fields as leeches bred in the water due to the prolonged waterlogging. Day labourers charged high wages for harvesting paddy from the submerged fields.
Around 22,000 hectares of land had been brought under boro cultivation in eight unions of the upazila though the target was set around 21,000 hectares.
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