In an exclusive interview with VOA Bangla Service, Dr Aynun Nishat , an Expert on Environment, Flood and Water Management looks into the cause of the on going flood in Bangladesh.
He says while the water level at Brahmaputra is going down, it is certainly rising at Padma –Ganges tributaries. Floodwater started receding from the north and northeastern regions of the country while swelling in the central part including the capital.
The control room reported that over 80 lakh people were affected, and crops on more than 12 lakh acres of land have been damaged due to flood so far. Dr Nishat looks into the causes and remedies of the ongoing flood.