Economic blockade in Talcher enters second day

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Talcher: The economic blockade called by Talcher Suraksha Manch demanding fulfillment of a 12-point charter of demands entered the second day on Tuesday.

According to sources, the blockade has adversely affected coal production at all mines of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL).

Transportation of coal to Nalco and NTPC has also come to a halt due to the 48-hour economic blockade launched by the local group in the coal town, the sources added.

The blockade has also affected normal life with schools, colleges, government and private offices and businesses remaining closed. Some agitating members of the protesting body were also seen staging protests in front of TTPC and MCL offices.

The strike has been called demanding fulfillment of demands including the revival of the Talcher fertiliser plant, construction of a dedicated coal corridor, implementation of rehabilitation policy and commencement of classes at Talcher Medical College from 2016.

Notably, the stir, which began at 5 am on Monday, will continue till 5 am on Wednesday.

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