Farmers stage protests in front of district collectorates

Khurda/Jagatsinghpur: Members of Naba Nirman Krushak Sanghathan (NNKS) staged protests demanding price, prestige and pension for farmers in front of the district Collectors’ offices in several districts today.

According to sources, the members of the organization protested in front of the offices of Nayagarh, Khurda, Puri, Jagatsinghpur and Bhadrak district collectors.

“We staged protest in front of collector’s office. These protests will continue till our demands are not fulfilled,” said Jagatsinghpur district coordinator of NNKS, Durga Charan Swain.

Khurda NKSS convener, Ali said “We locked up the collector office demanding pension for farmers. Farmers are the real pride of the nation and their interests should be the government’s first priority.”

Meanwhile, in Khurda, the protestors had a scuffle with police. Some of them were also taken into custody by police, informed sources.