Distressed Ganjam farmers to stage protest
Demanding a solution to the procurement issues the farmers of Ganjam threatened to stage a demonstration as only a couple of days left for expiry of tokens issued for paddy procurement.
The agitating farmers worried a lot about the situation. As per official records, while 1,12,732 farmers have already sold their produce, over 18,000 are yet to do so. The tokens of farmers who are yet to sell their produce, will expire on March 5. As per records, the district has achieved 98 per cent of its procurement target and the last date of purchasing the farmers’ produce in March 10.
The distressed farmers led by Rushikulya Rayat Mahasabha secretary Simanchal Nahak met the speaker of Odisha Legislative Assembly, Supplies Minister and a host of MLAs at Bhubaneswar demanding to extend the procurement date.