Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Birmaharajpur, Aug 22:

Demanding the payment of input subsidy and crop insurance dues to farmers who suffered crop loss due to drought, the Birmaharajpur Krushak Parishad is observing a 12-hour bandh here today.


While shops and business establishments remained closed due to the bandh, vehicular movement was affected as members of the parishad staged road blockade at important junctions in Birmaharajpur.

The parishad is also demanding to withdraw the collection of water tax as canal water is not being supplied to the area since 2004.