Bhubaneswar: Vehicular Movement on Madanpur Rampur-Bhawanipatna road was severely disrupted on Friday as hundreds of villagers blocked the road demanding their inclusion in crop insurance scheme at the earliest.
According to information, residents of Balipada Bhanupur gram panchayat under the Naral police station in Kalahandi district have blocked the State Highway at Balipada protesting against exclusion of farmers of the panchayat from drought insurance while they had been severely hit by the drought in 2015.
The villagers had earlier submitted demands before the block and district administrations in this regard many times, but in vain.
Due to road blockade, hundreds of vehicles have been stranded on both ends of the agitation site, according to information.
Meanwhile, a team of Naral police have reached the spot and trying to convince the agitating villagers to withdraw the road blockade.
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