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Odisha farmers throw paddy on road in protest

Padmapur, Jan 20: Hundreds of farmers disrupted traffic at Lakhamara square on Padmapur-Baisana main road in Bargarh district on Monday in protest against delay in paddy procurement.

The farmers also blocked the road putting gunny bags containing the paddy produce on the road.

Around 308 farmers of Lakhamara society have not got token, which is mandatory to sell their paddy in the state-operated market yard.

The Odisha government has introduced a centralised token system for the paddy procurement.

However, the farmers are opposing the centralised token system as they are unable to get it at the proper time to sell their paddy.

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