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Tag: Farmer Agitation

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Farmer Agitation Suspended: Farmers Vacate Delhi Borders

After being stationed for more than a year, farmers have started vacating Delhi borders where following the suspension of their agitation against the three farm laws.

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Bharat Bandh: Agitation Across Nation Ends Peacefully, Evokes Mixed Response
Bharat Bandh: Agitation Across Nation Ends Peacefully, Evokes Mixed Response

Unlike several entry points into the national capital from adjoining states the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh Chilla border connecting with the Gautam Budh Nagar district did not face any traffic snarls due to the Bharat Bandh called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha on Monday.

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Pradeep Majhi threatens to launch farmer agitation over paddy procurement irregularities

Malkangiri: Alleging the administration and the State government of irregularities in paddy procurement at several mandis across Malkangiri district, Odisha PCC working president Pradeep Majhi has threatened to launch farmer agitation if the issue is not resolved soon. It may be noted that after weeks of stagnation in procurement of paddy crops at several mandis, […]

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Farmers' mega convention in Bhubaneswar today

Bhubaneswar: Around three lakh farmers under the aegis of Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) will hit the streets of Bhubaneswar today to pressurise the government to fulfil their long-standing demands of price, pension and prestige. With the Assembly Budget Session underway, NNKS national convenor Akshay Kumar had threatened to go on an indefinite strike if […]

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Farmers reiterate demands of price, pension & prestige ahead of Budget Session

Bhubaneswar: While the State Assembly will meet from February 4 to pass the Interim Budget for 2019-20, the Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) has threatened to go on an indefinite strike if the government fails to announce provisions in the budget for the Odisha farmers. Similar to the protests carried out in October-November last year, […]

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Odisha BJP on warpath against ruling-BJD over farmers’ issues

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of BJP today turned the heat on the ruling-BJD by organising a huge farmer agitation to protest improper functioning of mandis and irregularities in paddy procurement. Saffron party members along with thousands of farmers holding placards, ploughs and also carrying paddy packets on trucks took out a rally to gherao the […]

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Farmers take to streets demanding drought-hit status for Koksara

Kalahandi: Vehicular movement on the National Highway-26 came to a grinding halt after hundreds of farmers staged a road blockade at Ampani near Dharmagarh in the district today over various demands including drought-hit status for Koksara block. According to sources hundreds of farmers under the aegis of Koksara Farmers’ Sachetana Mancha staged an economic blockade […]

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Maoist posters in Kandhamal extend support to farmers' agitation

Phulbani: Fresh posters of CPI (Maoist) extending support to the ongoing farmer agitation under the aegis of Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) have surfaced at two places in Kandhamal district. The posters released in the name of Odisha State Committee of the outlawed outfit were found at Kukuruma village under Phiringia police limits and Khadir […]

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NKSS convenor demands ordinance on security allowance for farmers

Bhubaneswar: After much hue and cry over the mega farmer agitation in the capital city few days back, the Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) convenor Akshay Kumar today gave an ultimatum to the state government demanding ordinance on security allowance of Rs 21,600 crore farmers of the state. Speaking at a presser here today, Kumar […]

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Farmer agitation to turn into non-cooperation movement: NNKS convenor

Bhubaneswar: Amid the mega convention of thousands of farmers in Lower PMG here over price, pension and prestige, the convenor of Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) Akshay Kumar on Monday threatened the state government to take the agitation to every nook and corner of the state as a non-cooperation movement if their demands are not […]

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Jay Panda extends support to farmers’ agitation, condemns attempts to disrupt peaceful agitation

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of mega farmers’ convention in Bhubaneswar, former Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda today extended support to the agitation launched by farmers under the aegis of Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) demanding price, prestige and pension. Joining the farmers’ mega rally near Phulnakhara-Pahala road, Panda condemned the attempts being made by Odisha government to […]

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Hundreds of farmers detained ahead of Jan Satyagraha Padayatra

Keonjhar: More than 500 members of Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) including women, who were coming to Bhubaneswar to attend the ‘Jan Satyagraha Padayatra’ which was scheduled to kickoff from today, were reportedly taken into preventive custody near Keonjhar railway station early morning today. The co-ordinator of NNKS Subash Panda has also been detained by […]

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Farmers observe 'Chaka Jam' over delay in crop insurance claims

Sambalpur: Farmers organisations today observed a three-hour ‘Chaka Jam’ agitation at different places in Sambalpur town protesting delay in disbursal of crop insurance claims. Hundreds of farmers staged the protest and blocked the national highway and as many as 17 places in the town. Due to the shutdown, hundreds of vehicles remained stranded on both […]

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Odisha farmers hit streets demanding price, pension, prestige

Bhubaneswar: Reiterating their long-standing demands for fair price, pension and prestige, farmers under the aegis of Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) took to streets in Khurda and protested the government’s callous attitude towards their demands. Thousands of farmers from across different parts of the district and nearby areas congregated at Gita Bhawan ground and took […]

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Odisha Congress leads mass rally of farmers

Bhubaneswar: Accusing the BJP and the ruling-BJD of being insensitive to farmers in Odisha, the State unit of the Congress party took out a mass rally of farmers at Lower PMG in Bhubaneswar today. Hike in minimum support price (MSP) of paddy, bonus and pension to farmers, disbursement of insurance money and support for Rabi […]

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Odisha farmers up the ante demanding fair price, pension, prestige

Cuttack: Protesting government’s callous attitude towards their long-standing demands for fair price, pension and prestige, farmers under the aegis of Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) took to streets today. More than 30,000 farmers from across different parts of Cuttack district took out a rally in the city today and protested government’s silence on their demands. […]

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Farmers brace up for mass agitation on March 12

Jajpur: Farmers under the aegis of Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) in Jajpur district protested against the government apathy towards their longstanding demands of price, pension and prestige. Demanding hike in minimum support price of paddy and pension of Rs 5000 per month, the farmers’ outfit warned the state and Centre of severe consequences as […]

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