Paddy threshing and drying straw activities is going on in full swing occupying roads in all the nine upazila in Kurigram.The vehicle drivers and pedestrians are being suffered and accident may be occurred at any time.
The harvesting of Boro paddy is going on in full swing in northern parts of the country including Kurigram district. The rainfall and cloudy sky remains almost whole day. The farmers as well as day laborers both men and women are threshing, drying straw and maize on the road especially in rural roads.
While visiting on the spot and found that it is a common scenario every day. It is especially more visible at Rajibpur and Roumari upazila. After drying straw the laborers are being piled those in the road side. Consequently, truck, Auto Rickshaw, Van, Motor bike and Tractors are plying in those roads in fear of accident. Several drivers said they are plying their respective vehicles as risky.
They are spreading straw on the roads after threshing. Those straw decompose with rain water causing the road become risky and sometimes motor bikes slip and fall in road accident.
Roumari upazila Nirbahi Officer Ashraful Alam Rasel said to create such kind of activities occupying roads is not lawful act. Necessary steps will be taken immediately to stop it after visit on the spot.