Jharsuguda, Feb 12: Normal life in Odisha’s Jharsuguda was affected after students’ front organisation called for a 12-hour bandh over seven-point charter of demands today.
Even after 77 years of Independence, there is neither a government college nor a Post Graduation (PG) college in the district. Though demands are being raised to improve education system in the district at times, the government has turned a mute spectator, alleged the agitators.
They demanded to establish a Plus III college for 19 villages in bordering areas of Lakhanpur block, setting up of Degree, PG, B.Ed, Mining Engineering, and Government Engineering Colleges.
Owing to the dawn-to-dusk bandh, shops and other commercial establishments remained closed. However, vehicular traffic continued as usual.
Besides, various political parties, associations and social organizations extended their support to the bandh.
The agitators were seen picketing at several locations.
Police have been deployed at several locations to tackle any kind of untoward situation.