Farmers block road over tardy procurement of paddy

Dharamgarh: Vehicular movement on Jaipatna-Moter road was disrupted after local farmers blocked the road at Bijmara under Kalampur block of Kalahandi by placing gunny bags filled with paddy demanding the local market yard to expedite procurement process.

The farmers alleged they are being harassed by the market yard staff and middlemen who allegedly reduce the weight of paddy from each quintal citing reasons like high moisture content in it.

The local tehsildar and police personnel reached the spot to pacify the farmers and sort out the issue.