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Tag: Price

After BJP, Congress too extends support to farmers' Odisha shutdown call on Feb 21

Kandhamal/Bhubaneswar: A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party extended its support to Odisha shutdown call given by farmers’ outfit Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) on February 21, the State Congress also said that they will support the bandh for price, pension and prestige. State BJP President Basant Panda said the saffron party will extend support […]

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Farmers call for Odisha bandh on February 21

Bhubaneswar: Farmers’ outfit – Naba Nirman Krushak Sanghathan (NNKS) has called for a state-wide bandh in Odisha on February 21 demanding price, prestige and pension. Addressing a press conference, Convenor of NNKS Akshay Kumar made the announcement today. “The government is taking away the basic rights from the farmers and which is why we have […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Odisha farmers up in arms over pension, budgetary allocation

Puri: Alleging State Government’s laidback attitude towards various demands, thousands of farmers under the aegis of Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) took to streets in Puri today. Demanding fulfilment of an 18-point charter of demands, farmers from 11 blocks of Puri district took out a rally from Gundicha Temple to Puri Collectorate. The agitating farmers […]

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. […]

Farmers launch stir over price, pension and prestige

Bhubaneswar: Demanding price, pension and prestige, thousands of farmers under the banner of Navanirman Krushak Sangathan (NKS), a farmers’ outfit, have resorted to an agitation from Gajpati district. The agitating farmers congregated at the district headquarters in Paralakhemundi, staged a demonstration and later gheraoed the Collector office yesterday demanding proper price for their produces, pension […]

As onion prices soar, collectors asked to step up vigil

Bhubaneswar: With onion prices touching Rs 45 per kg across Odisha, Food and Civil Supplies department has directed the Collectors to keep a watch on illegal hoarding and black marketing to ensure availability of the tuber to consumers. In a letter, the Supplies department has asked all collectors to initiate action against unscrupulous traders. “The […]

Farmers’ body stages rally in city today

Bhubaneswar: Thousands of farmers from across Odisha will stage a demonstration under the banner of Navnirman Krushak Sangathan (NKS) at Lower PMG Square here on Wednesday demanding fulfillment of their various demands.