Dharmagarh: Members of the Kriyanushthan Committee are observing a 12-hour bandh in Dharmagarh and Junagarh of Odisha’s Kalahandi district demanding district status to both the regions.
The agitators blocked National Highway by burning tyres and were seen picketing in front of government offices this morning.
Normal life was affected in the regions as shops, business establishments, educational institutions and offices remained closed while vehicular movement came to a grinding halt.
Communication between Koraput and Sambalpur was severely affected due to road blockade by the members on NH-26.
Various organisations and political parties in the district have extended their support to the bandh call by the Kriyanushthan Committee.