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Farmers protest paddy non-procurement, block road in Malkanagiri

30/12/2018 at 12:53 PM

Bhubaneswar: Vehicular movement on the Malkangiri-Jeypore road was severely disrupted as hundreds of farmers have blocked the road at Padmagiri chhak in Malkangiri district since this morning, demanding procurement of paddy at all Mandis in the three gram panchayats.

While it is targeted to procure 3000 kg paddy at each Mandi, 300 kg paddy has not been bought from farmers yet from the three GPs, alleged farmers. They demanded that all paddy availed with them be procured soon.

Due to the road blockade, hundreds of buses and trucks have stranded on both the road sides.

District Supply Officer has reached the spot to hold discussions with the farmers.

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