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Farmers seek Koksara declared drought-hit, block road

8/12/2018 at 9:13 AM

Bhubaneswar: Vehicular movement on the Bhabanipatna-Jeypore Road in Kalahandi district has been fully disrupted as villagers have blocked the National Highway-26 at Amapani, demanding declaration of Koksara block in Kalahandi district as fully drought-hit by the Government.

Hundreds of people belonging to different gram panchayats under the aegis of “Sachetana Chasi Sangthan” have gathered on the National Highway and staged the economic blockade. Due to the blockade, hundreds of vehicles have stranded on the road.

The villagers have also demanded that they be compensated for loss of crops due to drought soon.

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