Bhubaneswar: Odisha government constituted a ministerial committee to examine the demands of the farmers.
The committee will be headed by finance minister Shashi Bhusan Behera. Agriculture minister Pradeep Maharathy and co-operation minister Surya Narayan Patro are other members of the panel.
After a large number of farmers marching to Bhubaneswar to stage a demonstration here Monday, Odisha Govt. made the committee to calm down the situation.The committee will prepare terms of reference to discuss the demands of the farmers.
The farmers are on ‘padayatra’ demanding price, prestige and pension. Meanwhile, the farmers were stopped by the police at various places to foil their protest.