Daily Archives: May 8, 2014

Sand Mafia Cloud on Migrant Farmers

Till a few years back, landless peasants from neighbouring Chhattisgarh frequently travelled to Bargarh district during this part of the year to cultivate vegetables on dry river bed of Jeera. Their number, though, has drastically come down due to rampant illegal sand mining from the river bed. Barely a decade back, one could find watermelon,