The prime minister advises everyone to be prepared as water levels in the Padma and the Jamuna river basins have increased
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked all concerned to remain prepared to tackle the flood as the water of the rivers is on a rising trend.
She gave the directive at a weekly cabinet meeting chaired by her.
The premier joined the meeting from her official residence Ganabhaban, while other cabinet members got connected from the Cabinet Division at the Secretariat.
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After coming out of the meeting, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam said: "A discussion was held about the flood. The prime minister has asked all to be prepared as the water level is increasing in the Padma and the Jamuna river basins."
The premier asked the agriculture minister to ensure stock of T-Aman paddy as people in the flood-affected areas can plant the paddy if they face difficulties due to prolonged waterlogging.