Nuapada: Hundreds of vehicles remained stranded on either sides of the roads in Nuapada district after local BJP workers called a 6-hour bandh demanding crop insurance money for farmers. The protest which began at 7 am in the morning and would continue till 1 PM.
The BJP agitators have demanded immediate disbursement of crop insurance money to farmers of the district, which is due under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana since 2016-17.
Following the strike, all government offices including banks streets and markets across the district with shops and other business establishments remained closed.
The agitators staged road blockades at several other places including NH-353 in the district.