Farmers Set Afire Crop Field To Protest Defunct Irrigation Network

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Balasore: Irate farmers set on fire their crop fields in Gopinathpur gram panchayat under Bhorarai block of Balasore district to register their protest against snap of power supply to the lift irrigation points by authorities concerned.

Over 600 acre of crop fields has gone dry as LI points have turned defunct. The standing plants will wither due to inoperative state of irrigation network. That’s why; we are setting fire to the crop fields as a symbolic protest. If the authorities fail to restore power supply to the LI points, farmers will be forced to commit suicide, they warned.

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