SSC 2023 English 2nd paper composition-
Floods in Bangladesh
Flood is one of the most common natural calamities in Bangladesh. In the rainy season, sometimes heavy rainfall overflows the bank of river and submerges Wy‡e hvq many low lying area of Bangladesh. This is called flood. Again, water from the upstream may cause flood. It occurs almost every year in Bangladesh. It causes great havocs to millions of people.
Though floods occur N‡U every year in Bangladesh, sometimes it takes terrible shape. The recent serious floods occurred in 1985, 1988, 1991, 1996 and 1999. These terrible floods affected millions of people and engulfed w most areas of the country and the miseries v of the people knew no bounds.
The damages caused by flood are beyond description. It destroys crops, houses and many other valuable things. Cattle die because they do not get food. They lose their shed during flood. People suffer very much. Railway lines and roads go under water. Transportation system is hampered seriously. The most dangerous things are different kinds of diseases which attack the affected people. Diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid, and dysentery are the main diseases during flood. Sometimes, mass death occurs for these diseases.
Flood has one good effect. It makes soil fertile by supplying alluvial soil. Crops grow in plenty next year after the flood. Another good side of flood is volunteer services of the students and many charitable organizations. The members of the organizations collect foods, cloths, medicine and distribute them among the affected people.
It is time we took preventivesteps to reduce the loss of flood. More and more shelters for the affected people should be built. The concerned authority should develop better system of irrigation , transportation and embankments to control flood.