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Another 10 lakh farmers in Odisha will be provided financial assistance under the KALIA scheme

Bhubaneswar:28/2/19: Another 10 lakh farmers in Odisha will be provided financial assistance under the KALIA scheme, informed chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi after presiding over a meeting held in secretariat today. Padhi said that the administration will ensure that no farmers in the State are left out under the KALIA scheme.

Padhi further said “The draft list of the beneficiaries will be announced on March 1 after which the verification will be undertaken. Discussions were also held to release the second instalment to the farmers under KALIA scheme.”

Recently, the State Cabinet had decided to extend the benefits of KALIA scheme to 10 lakh additional farmers of the State. The meeting today discussed the preparation of list of eligible farmers and also the transfer of second instalment to the farmers who have already been identified.

Earlier on January 26, the State government released financial assistance to around 12.45 lakh farmers in the State in the first-phase of the KALIA scheme.

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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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