Women SHG staged rasta rokho

Jeypore. July.30: The Self Help Group (SHG) women members of  Podapogoda village in Koraput district staged a "Rasta Rokho" agitation and stopped all the vehicles between Rayagada-Koraput on Friday.
During the 12 hours agitation hundreds of vehicle stopped on the road and the passengers had suffered a lot. The agitators demanding the abolishment of all Bihari country liquor, Foreign liquor shops and to stop the sales immediately. Besides that they also demanded to arrest the corrupted persons in public distribution system. More than five hundred women from 8 Panchayats were participated in the agitation. Rajendhra Narayana Pradhan BDO, Abhimanyu Behara Tahasildar, Dasamantpur negotiated with the agitators assured them to fulfill their demands within one month. After assurance from the authorities the women agitators withdrawn the "Rasta Rokho" agitation.

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