Balangir, November 20 (LocalWire) Nearly a dozen farmers have launched a hunger strike at the district headquarters town of Balangir protesting delay in disbursement of insurance claims for loss of crop during 2017 and 2018.
“Despite repeated requests, our claims have not been settled yet. We have not received the compensation” Prahllad Biswal, a protesting farmer told LocalWire.
Biswal and other farmers are on an indefinite fast since Tuesday in front of the office of the district collector.
Editing by Sneha Santuka