Farmers approach Ganjam Collector over non-payment of paddy dues

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Ganjam: Farmers of Thuruburai village under Seragada block of Ganjam district, who are in a tiff with a rice miller, approached the District Collector today alleging non-payment of their paddy dues.

The accused rice miller has been identified as Laxmi Nursingha.

According to sources, over 40 farmers from the village alleged that even after 13 months, they have not received any payment from Nursingha.

The irate farmers also levelled allegations that the local police, Tehsildar and BDO officials turned blind eye to their complaints. With no options left, the farmers sought the help of the district Collector, sources added.

When asked, Chhatrapur Additional Collector, Kovind Kumar Sahoo said that a case will be registered and necessary actions will be taken against the concerned miller if found guilty.

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