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Tag: Farmers Protest In Odisha

'Odisha Govt Is Intentionally Coming Up With Anti-Farmer Policies'

Bhubaneswar: Recently, Western Odisha witnessed massive protests by farmers against the introduction of the token system in paddy procurement. The agitation subsided after the government assured the farmers that those without tokens can also sell their paddy. However, the farmers have once again hit the streets in the region alleging that the State government made […]

Ruling-BJD MLA Questions Odisha Govt's Token System In Paddy Procurement

Bhubaneswar: Expressing concerns amid the ongoing row over the token system for paddy procurement in western Odisha, especially in Sambalpur and Bargarh districts, ruling-BJD’s Bargarh MLA Debesh Acharya today questioned the rationale behind putting farmers in trouble in the name of transparency. “How far is it justified to put farmers in trouble on the pretext […]

Odisha farmers to launch 'Jan Satyagraha Padayatra'

Bhubaneswar: Accusing the Odisha government of being indifferent towards their long-standing demands of fair price, pension and prestige, the Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) on Monday announced that it will launch an 8-day ‘Jan Satyagraha Padayatra’ starting from October 29. The padayatra will begin on October 29 and continue till November 5. The farmers’ association […]

farmer agitation postponed
Farmers defer agitation till May 5

Bhubaneswar: The ongoing farmers’ agitation over ‘price, prestige and pension’ was today postponed till May 5 after the Navnirman Krushak Sangathan held discussions with four BJD leaders in connection with fulfillment of their demands. Sangathan Convener Akshay Kumar informed about the agitation being deferred after BJD leaders Sameer Das, Dibyaranjan Mishra, Prashant Muduli and Rabi […]

Ruling-BJD delegation meets agitating farmers

Bhubaneswar: A five-member delegation of the ruling-Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Tuesday met the farmers sitting on dharna at Lower PMG in Bhubaneswar following threats from them to gherao the Odisha Assembly on March 21. Alleging neglect by the State government, the farmers, under the banner of Navnirman Krushak Sangathan, have been staging protest in […]