Boro crops of more than 12,000 hectares of land have gone underwater due to excessive rainfall in four unions of Tarash Upazila of Sunamganj district.
Magura Binod, Baogaon, Madhainagar and Saguna are the four unions affected by the water logging, said Saiful Islam, an agriculture officer of Tarash upazila.
The rain water could not be flushed as unplanned bridges, culverts and housing have disrupted the natural water flow in the area, said agriculture official sources.
The farmers are afraid of harvesting paddy from the field as leech breeds in the water due to the prolonged stagnancy.
In addition to that, day labourers are demanding high wage for harvesting paddy from the water body.
Around 22,000 hectares of land have been brought under boro cultivation in eight unions of the upazila though the target was set around 21,000 hectares.