Farmers stage road blockade in Kalahandi over lack of paddy procurement

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Kalahandi: Vehicular movement was disrupted in Kalampur area in Kalahandi district today as scores of farmers staged road blockade protesting lack of paddy procurement at the ‘Mandi’ under Kalampur Tehsil office.

The irate farmers blocked Junagarh-Kalampur road by parking paddy laden-tractors in the middle of the road.

They also alleged that they would incur heavy loss if their paddy is not lifted from the mandi on time as rainfall threat looms large.

Commuters faced a harrowing time as the movement of vehicular traffic was paralysed following the protest. Reports said hundreds of vehicles remained stranded on the roads.

On intimation, police rushed to the spot. Negotiation with the agitating farmers is underway to resolve the issue, sources said.

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