Bargarh: Normal life was hit in Attabira area of Bargarh district after scores of farmers on Wednesday launched a 12-hour shutdown in the region.
Protesting centralised token system for procurement of paddy in the current Kharif season, the farmers are observing the dawn-to-dusk bandh.
The activists resorted to road blockades at several key points in the block leading to disruption of normal traffic. Business establishments, shops, markets, schools and colleges remained closed in the area in view of the shutdown.
Meanwhile, the district administration has taken up adequate steps to avoid any untoward incidents. Earlier on Tuesday, the Bargarh Collector held discussion with the farmer’s outfit but the discussion remained inconclusive.