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Farmers call Jeypore bandh on November 20

Bhubaneswar,November 16: Farmers of Korapur district have threatened not to co-operate the government in Kharif paddy procurement process beginning November 15 and warned to observe Jeypore bandh on November 20 if their demands are 
met by November 19.

The farmers have threatened to resort to agitation as the as the Government is yet to pay the pending amount of Rabi crop procured on June 30.

The farmers of Baipariguda, Borigumma, Kotpad, Kundura, and Jeypore blocks in a ameeting organized at Phampuni in Jeypore block have questioned transparency of government machineries.

Though the Government has reportedly directed the Collector in writing for disbursement of farmers' money, but the Collector did not pay heed to Government directive, farmers alleged.

Earlier this month, local legislator Tara Prasad Bahinipati and former MLA Rabi Nanda staged sit in before Jeypore Sub-Collector officie demanding immediate disbursement of pending amount. 

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