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KALIA Scheme is meant for safeguarding the interests of Odisha’s farmers:Naveen Patnaik

Ichhapalli:( Bargarh)22/2/19:  “Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) Scheme is meant for safeguarding the interests of Odisha’s farmers,” said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday.

Addressing a rally of farmers at Ichhapalli of Bargarh, the Chief Minister said farmers are the pride of our nation and we are trying to give them back their rights. He launched the process of transfer of Rs 5,000 assistance as the first instalment to 14 lakh Small and Marginal Farmers.

Today’s remittance through Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) would make the flow of Rs 700 crore to the accounts of the farmers from the KALIA Scheme.

The State Government had disbursed the first instalment of financial assistance to more than 12.45 lakh Small and Marginal Farmers through DBT following Puri convention, assistance to more than 57,000 sharecroppers at Ganjam convention while another 3.5 lakh Landless Agricultural Labourers were provided with the first instalment of KALIA financial assistance through DBT following theKendraparaconvention.

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In a step towards making the farmers’ families economically more progressive and their children having professional education to make their lives better, the State Government on February 19 also launched the KALIA Scholarship for the children of KALIA beneficiaries would get total financial assistance from the State Government for their technical/professional education provided that they study in Government-run institutions. Eligible students can login to kalia.co.in/scholarship and apply.

During the KALIA Farmers Maha Samavesh, there was also a spectrum of cultural shows displaying the rich traditions of the Western Odisha. While dance troupes were from Bargarh, Sonepur and Balangir, song performance was by Mantu Churia and band during the pre-event activities.

During the KALIA Farmers Maha Samavesh, there was also a spectrum of cultural shows displaying the rich traditions of the Western Odisha. While dance troupes were from Bargarh, Sonepur and Balangir, song performance was by Mantu Churia and band during the pre-event activities.

For Cultural Programme performances were done by Sambalpuri Kala Parishad, Ghumura performance from Kalahandi and song performance was by Mantu Churia and band.

 

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