Thursday, October 31, 2013

B’NGIR FARMERS DEMAND EARLY COMPENSATION Thursday, 31 October 2013 | PNS | balangir | in Bhubaneswar

B’NGIR FARMERS DEMAND EARLY COMPENSATION
Thursday, 31 October 2013 | PNS | balangir | in Bhubaneswar
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Members of the Zilla Krushak Mahasangh led by Sudhir Parischha and Jati Pradhan along with farmers of Patnagarh on Wednesday staged a demonstration before the Collectorate here demanding early assessment of crop loss caused due to the recent incessant rains for five consecutive days after the Phailin.
“The Government is treating farmers, particularly of this area, with a step-motherly attitude. We demand immediate assessment of paddy and cotton crop loss and proper compensation and bonus of Rs 500 per quintal paddy and Rs 1,000 per quintal cotton and opening of mandis within 15 days,” said Mahasangh president Parischha.
The agitating farmers too decried the slleged misbehaviour to a farmer leader by the Patnagarh Sub-Collector on October 28 and demanded that the Sub-Collector apologise for it. They also submitted a memorandum to the Governor through the district administration.
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