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Farmers block highway over paddy procurement in Jharsuguda

25/01/2021 at 2:34 PM

Jharsuguda, Jan 25: Farmers outrage in Jharsuguda on paddy procurement intensifying day by day over not getting token to sale paddy.

The irate famers today blocked National Highways 49 demanding paddy procurement by the district administration.

As per the sources, as many as 172 farmers of Lakhanpur block did not get token to dispose their paddy following which Atabira Cooperative Society denied to purchase paddy from the concerned farmers.

And the farmers had to return back home with tractor-loads of paddy from the nearest PACS. Ultimately, they knocked Jharsuguda administration to address the problem but in-vain.

The irate farmers today staged a road blockade on National Highway 49 near Panchagaon square disrupting vehicular movement on the busy road that connects Sambalpur, Rourkela and Angul.

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