Sunday, May 4, 2008

Agri association on strike

Newindpress, 3rd May, 2008

BHAWANIPATNA: ORISSA Agriculture Service Association started a pendown strike from Friday over their long-pending demands and declared to go on mass leave from May 8. Their action has raised uncertainty in Kalahandi over the prospects of kharif season which would start from May 8, Akshay Tritiya.Agriculture Overseer Association and VAW Association too have declared to go on strike from the same day. During the current year it is targeted to sell 24,591 quintals of paddy through 26 block-level sale centres of agriculture department (2 in each block) in Kalahandi against last year’s achievement of sale of seeds to the extent of 17,125 quintals.Meanwhile, the movement of paddy seeds stocks to sales centres has been geared up as a precautionary measure.

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