A 4.7 km full excavation work of Dhopadanga canal in Gorgram union of Nilphamari Sadar upazila was inaugurated on Saturday. Mayor of Nilphamari Municipality Dewan Kamal Ahmed inaugurated the function. Among others present on the occasion were Rezaul Islam, Chairman, Gorgram UP, Mosfiqur Rahman, Assistant Engineer, Nilphamari Zone, BADC, Abdullah Al Mamun, Representative of Messrs. Farooq Trades, Contracting
Earlier, excavation of Singimari and Bakdogra canals of Khokshabari union and Charaikhola union of the same upazila was started. Excavation of canals with powerful Veku (soil cutting) machine is progressing at a fast pace.
Many farmers including Mahubar Rahman, Abdul Malek, Motaleb Hossain and Sabur Ali of Singimari village in Nijpara village of Gorgram union said that the canals have been filled for a long time due to lack of repairs. Due to non-drainage of water through canals during floods, crops are severely damaged. And not a drop of water is available from the canals in the dry season.