Nabarangpur, Aug 10: Reeling under an acute shortage of fertilizers, farmers of Nabarangpur blocked the Umerkot National Highway for several hours on Tuesday demanding an adequate supply of fertilizers.
Senior Congress leader Pradeep Majhi joined the strike in support of the movement.
It led to the disruption in traffic as roads were blocked by the farmers.
The agitators alleged that instead of providing fertilizers to farmers, officials of the regional cooperative marketing society (RCMS) are handing over the stock to traders.
As a result, farmers are buying fertilizers at exorbitant prices from unscrupulous traders.