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Tension in Nuapada as farmers block road

19/01/2019 at 11:55 AM

Bhubaneswar: Tension ran high in Patori dam area in Nuapada district this morning as locals observed a bandh and blocked the road, demanding release of water from the dam to agriculture fields soon.

Shops and bazaars remained closed and vehicular movement was disrupted severely as locals blocked the road. They demanded that water from the Patori dam should be released soon so that farmers in the lower catchment area can use water for cultivation.

Police have rushed to the spot and are trying to pacify the agitating farmers.

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