Congress Protests Against Tardy Paddy Procurement

Malkangiri : Registering protest against non-procurement of paddy by Mandis (procurement centres) , the Congress party today hit the street in Malkangiri district by stockpiling sacks of paddy in front of the District Collector’s office.

“The State government is playing cruel joke upon small and marginal farmers. The stocks of paddy are yet to be lifted by Large Area Multi-purpose Cooperative Societies (LAMPS). As a result, they have resorted to distress sale of their produce”, alleged Former MP, Pradip Majhi who led the protestors.