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Anna Hazare on 2-day visit to Odisha today

Bhubaneswar: Social activist Anna Hazare is scheduled to reach here today afternoon on a two-day visit to the Odisha.

According to sources, Hazare will arrive at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here at 1 pm. He will be welcomed by people from different walks of life, including the office bearers of the Navnirman Krushak Sangathan at the airport. He will be taken to the State Guest House in a bike rally.

He will meet distinguished personalities from different fields between 4 pm to 5 pm at the State Guest House and will visit the Kasturaba Nari Mahal at 6 pm to address a gathering.

On Thursday, he will address a farmers' rally in Jagatsinghpur district which he is expected to touch upon the issue of alleged farmer suicide in the State due to crop loss, loan burden and slipshod attitude of the State Government in addressing the problems of the farmers.

The proposed mega farmers' rally is being organised by Navnirman Krushak Sangathan, a farmers' body fighting for price, prestige and pension to farmers.

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