Farmers' strike on October 31

Published: 23rd October 2012 10:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th October 2012 10:33 AM   |  A+A-

Farmers under the banner of Paschim Odisha Krushak Sangathan Samanwaya Samiti (POKSSS) have intensified campaign across the region to rope in more people for the planned agitation. The office of the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (northern division) would be besieged on October 31 over ‘anti-farmer’ polices being pursued by the StateGovernment. 

Farmers from 10 districts across the Western Odisha are slated to join the agitation and will be followed by a convention at the location.

Sources said local farmer bodies, owing allegiance to POKSSS, were organising meetings and rallies besides putting up posters and distributing leaflets in a bid to sensitise farmers across Western Odisha over the anti-farmer policies of the State Government.

Convenor of POKSSS, Ashok Pradhan said the Government was trying to wipe out farming and farmers in the State through its anti-farmer polices and revealed that thousands of farmers from across the region would participate in the agitation.

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