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KALIA Scheme: 65 Lakh “Green Forms” collected for Phase-I

Bhubaneswar:168/18/19: With more than 65 lakh “Green Forms” received so far, for the inclusion of farmers into the much-awaited KALIA Scheme, 14,000 data entry operators have started a massive task to enter the data for the beneficiaries across Odisha at block-level.

All district collectors are constantly monitoring the data entry operations by visiting data processing centres at block-level. The State Government has also appointed 28 senior officials as observers for all districts to coordinate smooth management of the KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) Scheme across the State.

In order to facilitate inclusion of all beneficiaries to the KALIA Scheme, the State Government earlier had asked the farmers to apply through “Green Form” by January 10. However, later the date was extended to January 15 for the Phase I inclusion.

The KALIA Scheme will help small and marginal farmers, agricultural household, vulnerable agricultural households, landless agriculture labourers and sharecroppers. It would also have life insurance support to cultivators and landless agriculture labourers.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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