Paradip: Demanding jobs, hundreds of farmers under the banner of Krushak Ekta Manch blocked a road between Paradip refinery and Rangiagada bridge Thursday.
The farmers have been demanding permanent jobs at Paradip refinery to a member from landless farmer families.
“We have been demanding permanent jobs for landless farmers’ families in Paradip refinery for a long time. The district administration and refinery authorities have given us many assurances. We now have no other option but to hit the streets to fulfil our demands,” said agitating farmers.
Earlier, in a meeting at the Additional Collector’s Office, those who had lost land due to the project have been promised permanent jobs in a phased manner.
“But none of us have received any benefit so far,” one protester said.