Champua, May 23: Normal life has been disrupted at Champua in Keonjhar district as the locals are observing a 12-hour bandh demanding the establishment of a Kendriya Vidyalaya here.
The administration has identified land at Kalikaprasad in the district and plans are afoot to set up the school there. However, the residents of Champua are opposing this move of the administration and demanded that the school should be established at Champua as it is a Notified Area Council (NAC).
Protestors are picketing and staging road blockades at different places. As a result, shops and markets have been shut and vehicular traffic has been disrupted.