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Farmers protest Mandi irregularities, block road in Narasinghpur

Bhubaneswar: Tension prevailed in Narasinghpur area under Athagarh sub-division in Cuttack district as hundreds of farmers blocked the main road at Kokalaba, procuring non-procurement of paddy at Mandis and other irregularities.

Farmers alleged that the millers are not coming to the Mandis to procure paddy at minimum support price (MSP) for which quintals of paddy have piled up under the open sky. They too alleged that they have been forced for distress sale due to non-procurement of paddy at Mandis.

Due to the road blockade, vehicle movement between Kamaladihi and Narasinghpur has been severely disrupted. Police have been rushed to the spot and are trying to pacify the mob.

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