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Odisha Chief Minister released assistance of Rs 700 crore to 14 lakh beneficiaries at Bargarh under ‘KALIA’ scheme

Bargarh:21/2/19: wehile  Odisha Band observed by farmers across the state, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik  had joined the mega convention of farmers in Bargarh district where he released assistance of Rs 700 crore to 14 lakh beneficiaries under ‘KALIA’ scheme.

Addressing a huge gathering, the Odisha CM said that KALIA Yojana is a historic step towards the development of farmers’ fraternity. The KALIA Scheme has shown a new way to the entire country. Landless, small and marginal farmers including sharecroppers and farm labourers are being benefitted. Earlier, over 16 lakh farmers got the benefit and today 14 lakh more farmers will reap the benefit.

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The chief minister also said that he is monitoring the scheme so that not even a single eligible farmer is deprived of the benefits of KALIA Scheme. “KALIA Scholarship Yojana is for the benefits of the children of the farmers. So, properly educate your children. Make them doctors, engineers and scientists. The State Government will bear the whole expenses,” Patnaik said.

The Odisha CM also lashed out at the Centre’s PM-KISAN Yojana during his address and said that the Centre’s scheme sans no benefit for the small farmers, landless farmers and sharecroppers. He further said, “I have urged the Prime Minister to include all farmers of these sections in the PM-KISAN Yojana. Instead of Rs 6,000, provide Rs 10,000. Give the farmer the legitimate right.”

“KALIA scheme will empower the Agricultural Economy of the State. Some organisations had given a bandh call, but no one can stall the KALIA Yojana,” Patnaik concluded

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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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