BHUBANESWAR: The BJP Krushak Morcha (BKM) on Sunday decided to hold demonstrations across the State on July 21 protesting State Government’s apathy towards solving farmer issues. It was informed by BKM State president Maheswar Sahu at a State-level meeting held at Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district on Saturday.
Sahu said they would stage demonstrations at all district headquarters in the State urging the State Government to fulfill their seven-point charter of demands including supply of seeds in right time, infrastructural development of market yards, irrigation facility and bonus on paddy to Phailin-hit farmers.
The farmer leader said the State failed to stop distress sale of paddy and other cash crops and vegetables. Farmers go for distress sale of their produces due to lack of cold storages and godowns in the State, he added.
The BKM leaders discussed at length about Morcha’s action plan for the next six months in order to strengthen the organisation from its grassroots level. Among others, BKM general secretary Jadumani Panigrahy, vice president Surath Biswal secretary Ajay Pradhan and Anil Singh Deo were present.