Keraniganj, July 12 -- It is not about a single tube well that would go out of order and could be fixed soon. Imagine a village dependent on groundwater, where one day residents wake up to find not 1, 10, or 20 but rather 2,000 tube wells together have been rendered useless to the task of lifting water.

The situation can easily be estimated in the densely populated suburban upazila.

Tube wells of 400-feet depth underground in 9 unions in the upazila went out of order due to a fall in the groundwater level, as well as its depletion.

The situation has created havoc as well as immense sufferings to local people.

Locals said, almost 2,000 tube wells of 115 villages of Jinjira, Kalendi, Shuvadda, Teghuria, Konda, Aganagar, Basta, Shakta an...