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Farmers’ stir intensifies; NH blocked in Bargarh

21/11/2019 at 9:40 AM

Bhubaneswar: Farmers district intensified their stir by blocking the National Highway at Godabhaga in Atabira police limits in Bargarh district.

According to hundreds of farmers brought tractor loads of paddy and have blocked the National Highway, demanding cancellation of token system and procurement of paddy from them at the earliest.

Notably, farmer organisations had yesterday observed a 12-hour Atabira Bandh, demanding cancellation of token system and procurement all paddy from them without any limits.

The NH blockade at Godabhaga is a part of farmers’ continued agitation in western Odisha. Three days back, famers had agitated at district collectors’ offices in four districts by keeping tractor loads of paddy. A day after, they had also agitated in local MLAs’ houses in the same way to put pressure  on the Government to concede to their demands. 

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