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State geared up for Rahul's visit

Bhubaneswar, September 9: The state is all geared up for the two days visit of the Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi for which a team of Special Protection Group (SPG) has reached the twin city.

Today the team took stock of the security arrangements in Bargarh district.

Sources said Rahul would fly from Delhi to Jharsuguda airport tommorow where he is expected to reach by 8.30 in the morning. In view of the suicide of several farmers in western Odisha recently due to alleged debt-burden, Mr Gandhi would lead a march from Debahal to Atabira aimed at saving the distressed farmers in the region and would meet the families of those farmers who have recently committed suicide in Bargarh district.On the way, he will meet local tribal people and women farmers at the Rengali camp.

After a night halt,Rahul will fly to Bhubaneswar airport at 9o'clock next morning,to Sishu Bhawan where more than 60 infants have died within a fortnight, exposing infrastructure deficiencies.

Besides, he is likely to meet people who have been directly affected by the multi-crore chit fund scam.Before flying back to Delhi at 3 in the noon he is scheduled to take part in a workshop on social justice at the Utkal Mandap in the city 

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