Bargarh: A large number of farmers on Wednesday staged road blockade on Padmapur-Raipur road for allegedly being deprived of receiving tokens for procurement of paddy.
According to sources, scores of farmers placed paddy bags on the middle of the busy street bringing vehicular movement to a grinding halt with hundreds of vehicles remaining stranded on both sides of the road.
They alleged that over 300 farmers of Lakhamara panchayat had not received their tokens for procurement of paddy
Farmers threatened to intensify the stir if the issues are not addressed at the earliest, sources said.
As per the system, tokens would be issued 15 days prior to the procurement of paddy and sent to registered mobile numbers of farmers for selling their paddy at the mandis (market yards).