Dhenkanal:24/2/19: The second phase financial assistance under the KALIA Scheme will be provided to the beneficiary farmers on April 1 (Utkal Diwas), announced Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today.
Addressing a mega convention of farmers in Dhenkanal, Patnaik said that the KALIA Yojana has shown a path to the rest of the country for the development of farmers. The state government is also ensuring that not even a single eligible farmer is deprived of inclusion in the scheme.
The Chief Minister today also inaugurated as well as laid the foundation stones of 103 projects worth Rs 953 crore in Dhenkanal district and 36 projects worth Rs 1129 crore in Angul district.
According to reports, Patnaik reached Panchupada here this afternoon and unveiled the development projects worth Rs 2,082 Cr for the two districts. The CM then attended the KALIA farmers’ convention in Hindol at around at 4 pm, where he addressed a massive public gathering and distributed financial assistance of Rs 1250 crore to over 10 lakh landless farmers.
This apart, Patnaik also launched the KALIA scholarship for the higher education of children belonging to KALIA beneficiaries. The children of KALIA beneficiaries also addressed the gathering and thanked the Chief Minister for the initiative