Odisha farmers in distress, says Pyari

He said that climate change has added to their woes and stressed upon the need to strengthen agriculture and farmers.

Published: 15th October 2012 12:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th October 2012 12:38 PM   |  A+A-

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Suspended BJD leader, founder of Odisha Jana Morcha (OJM) and Rajya Sabha member Pyarimohan Mohapatra graced a Nuakhai Bhetghat organised at Burla on Sunday evening.

Organised by Paschim Odisha Kalyan Samiti, an outfit launched by trade union leader Prahsanta Padhi, who has been dabbling between the BJP and the BJD for quite sometime looking for a foothold, Mohapatra’s brief address revolved around the plight of the farmers.

Pointing out that farmers were in distress, he said that climate change has added to their woes and stressed upon the need to strengthen agriculture and farmers.

Calling upon the farmers to go in for cost cutting measures, he said despite all odds the farmers have been celebrating Nuakhai. He also announced that ‘Kranti Samabesh’ would he held in Bhubaneswar on October 28 and said more than 50,000 people are slated to attend the convention.

Speaking on the occasion, OJM spokesperson Jagnyeswar paid tributes to

Biju Patnaik and shed light on the importance of Nuakhai.

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