Farmers’ body slams govt policy

Sambalpur Zilla Krushaka Surakhya Sangathan (SZKSS) has come down heavily on the state government’s paddy procurement policy and said it would lead to more farmer suicides in the state. The sangathan reacted sharply to the statement of food supplies minister P K Deb, who reportedly said the government was not being able to procure paddy from the famers and suggested that they can sell in other states.

Senior farmer leader Ashok Pradhan said the faulty policy of the state government has helped the middle men return to the scene.

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