- Beel Kumari
Tanore, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Beel Kumari Beel is next to the upazila headquarters of Tanore in Rajshahi. The river Shiva and this bill are identical bodies. This river flows through the middle of it. Intense love of two or three more rivers with this Bill Kumari. Throughout the year, there are two types of activities - fishing and paddy cultivation. Ullapara, Kuthipara, Melandi and Gokul- The Beel Kumari Beel Fishermen's Cooperative Society has been formed with about five hundred fishermen from these four villages. Their livelihood has been fishing for many years. In the rainy season, the river and the beel merge into one. Just water and water as far as the eye can see. Most of it dries up in winter. This huge reservoir seems to be the main driving force of the life and livelihood of today's fishermen.
There is a fish sanctuary on one side. Fishing is prohibited there. In this sanctuary, fish lay eggs and grow up without any hindrance. The fishes include Rui, Katla, Boal, Ayr, Shoal etc. On the other side of the sanctuary, fishermen go fishing all year round. But fishermen can fish in this sanctuary one day in a year. On that one day, the income per fisherman is 10-20 thousand rupees; It is like a blessing to them. In winter, especially in December, the water starts to decrease. The vast paddy land awoke. The farmer tied a towel around his waist and went down into the mud to prepare the land. Ignoring the severe winter, Boro built a seedbed of paddy.
Farmers planted Boro paddy saplings in 15-20 thousand hectares of land in January. Within a month, the entire bill is covered with green rice. Wherever the eye goes - the green desert. Then there is no work in the field. As soon as you sit on the bank of the bill, you can see the naughtiness of the rice plant with the soft wind. The eyes are covered. In April, the rice takes on a golden color. Begins to ripen. Gradually the whole area was filled with golden paddy. He grew up ignoring Kalbaishakhi's eyebrows. Due to sudden rains, sometimes the water comes down the slope before the paddy is harvested. The farmer's face became dirty. Another struggle is to cut the paddy. With the natural calamity on the forehead, the farmer started to cut the paddy. Sometimes the sun, sometimes the rain makes the farmer busy. Rice drying, boiling, making rice - how much work. At one time, rice was grown all year round.
Not to mention Bill Virgo's Birds. Pankauri, Bakhachokhi, Gangchil, Gang Shamukhkhola, Buck, Coconut duck and other species of birds are seen. Fishermen and villagers provide them security. All the huge dams have been torn down to connect the villages and the movement of the villagers. As a result, most of the bill has dried up. Bill Kumari could lose its existence if it does not plan for the development of the region in coordination with wetland experts and agro-fisheries scientists. It’s not just for water-fish-bird-agriculture; Rather the fresh water of this region has become an integral part of nature and human well-being. Besides, Bill Kumari has the potential to become a very attractive tourist destination.
Fish in the water, and birds roam freely above. Like a sanctuary for fish and birds. On one side of the bill, 500 fishermen make a living by fishing. On the other hand, mother fish is safe. Thousands of birds survive by collecting food there. It maintains the balance between nature and biodiversity. He is also a direct companion of the local people.
How to get there:
From Tanore Thana to 1 kmi rickshaw or van can be added.
Other Destinations in Rajshahi