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Deogarh farmers block road, protest paddy procurement irregularities

Bhubaneswar: Vehicular movement on National Highway-49 in Deogarh district has been disrupted since this morning as farmers have blocked the NH at Balama village in protest against non-procurement of paddy at Mandis by Government agencies.

According to reports, villagers have kept sacks of paddy on the road as a mark of protest against paddy procurement irregularities. As a consequence, hundreds of vehicles have stranded on the National Highway.

Police have rushed to the spot and are trying to placate the situation.

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