MAHOTTARI, July 5: Over a dozen villages in Mahottari district have been inundated as swollen local rivers have entered human settlements.
Swollen local rivers, Ratu, Badahari, Oksi, Kutameshowri, Maraha, Jangha and Banke have entered and flooded settlements including Ratabara, Bakhari, Bela, Ramaul, Bajarahi, Dhawauli, Malibara, Khaira and Bhimthhamore that lie along the river bank.
Jaleshwor and Shankar Chowk have also been flooded. Swollen Ratu river has eroded Bahawa area, roads and farmlands, said a local Kaushalendra Sharma. Transportation along Bardibas-Ramgopalpur-Jaleswar road has also been affected.
As a result of the flooding, paddy sapling plantation has been affected. “There is a problem of flooding every year. Farmers are facing scarcity of seeds and fertilizers as well. Houses and farmlands have been eroded. We are always in trouble,” said Ainul Rain, a farmer of Bhangaha Municipality-6 in the district.