Kalahandi farmers walk 25 kms to gherao sub-collector’s office

Kalahandi: More than hundred farmers of Golamunda block in Kalahandi district walked 25 kms today to gherao the sub-collector’s office protesting non-fulfilment of their demands.

The protesting farmers who took out a ‘Swabhiman rally’ alleged that despite meeting several ministers and MLAs and demanding drought & financial assistance among others, nothing has been done till now.

“We are disappointed the way our demands have been ignored. We gheraoed sub-collector’s office in protest,” said a farmer.

In the absence of the Sub-collector, the protesting farmers met the District Collector and submitted a memorandum to be forwarded to the Governor and the Chief Minister.

Sub-collector of Dharamgarh, Harekrushna Bariha said, “I will speak to the sub-collector and ensure that the memorandum submitted by the farmers is given to the Governor and the Chief Minister.”