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B’NGIR AS ‘TOTAL DROUGHT-HIT’ DISTRICT DEMANDED Wednesday, 04 November 2015 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
B’NGIR AS ‘TOTAL DROUGHT-HIT’ DISTRICT DEMANDED
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Members of the Ang irrigation project committee led by Akash Mishra, former MP Balgopal Mishra and many other farmer leaders of Agalpur, Loisingha on Tuesday marched in the town demanding declaration of Balangir district as “total drought-hit”.
Earlier, the Ang irrigation project committee members had demanded that unless the Government declares the district as drought area, it would
gherao the district Collectorate. Farmers also declared to stage a hunger strike.
Criticising the Naveen Patnaik Government for its anti-farmer policy, Bolagopal Mishra said the district should be declared as drought-affected.
The agricultural loan given to farmers should be waived totally. In India, if the industry sector can be given subsidy of around `3 lakh crore, why the farmers’ loan cannot be waived, Mishra asked. Farmers should be given remunerative price for their crops, Misha added.
Kosal Dal leader Pramod Mishra, Gopalji Panigrahi, Basu Pati and many other leaders of different organisations of the district were also present. They submitted a memorandum to the district administration.