Farmers stage road blockades in Ganjam over non-procurement of paddy


Ganjam: Vehicular movement was disrupted in Kholakhadi under Buguda police limits in Ganjam district as scores of farmers staged road blockade protesting non-procurement of paddy at the village Mandi.

The irate farmers of Kholakhadi panchayat blocked the Buguda-Aska main road by placing paddy sacks on the road.

Commuters faced a harrowing time as the movement of vehicles was paralysed by the protest. Hundreds of vehicles remained stranded on both sides the roads due to the blockade.

Earlier, the farmers had also staged a demonstration over the issue in different districts across the state.

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