Bangladesh produces and exports a large quantity of high quality tea. Most of the tea plantations are situated in the northeastern areas of the country, around Sylhet...
All the rivers between the Khulna-Ichamati, Ganges, Gorai-Madhumati and the bay of bengal are connected by cross-channels, which are especially numerous in the Sundarbans. They are of great importance for inland navigation in the delta.
The Gorai is a very old river. Its early name was Gauri. The famous geographer and astronomer Ptolemy noticed about five estuarine mouths of the Ganges. One of those, the ‘Kambari Khan’, was perhaps the Gorai. The course of the Gorai-Madhumati is wide, long and meandering. From its originating point at Kamarkhali, it is navigable by boats in the monsoon, but in the dry season it becomes non-navigable. In the downstream it is navigable throughout the year. Maximum recorded flow at Kamarkhali is 7,932 cumec. The breadth of the river increases as it flows down and at the end it is about 3 km.
The Gorai-Madhumati is one of the longest rivers in Bangladesh and its basin is also very wide and extensive. It flows through Kushtia, Jessore, Faridpur, Khulna, Pirojpur and Barguna districts. Agriculture and irrigation in these areas are very much dependent on the Gorai-Madhumati. Kumarkhali, Janipur, Sheuria, Ganeshpur, Khulumbari, Langalbandh, Shachilapur, Nacole, Lohagara, Pangsha, Baliakandi, Boalmari, Kashiani, Bhatiapara, Nazirpur, Kachua, Pirojpur, Sarankhola, Mathbaria, Patharghata and Morrelganj are the important places on the banks of the Gorai-Madhumati river.