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Odisha government provided Rs 386 croreto landless farmers under the KALIA scheme.

Bhubaneswar:1/7/21: The Odisha government today provided Rs 386 crore as the Chief Minister’s Covid Assistance to landless farmers under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme. Each landless farmer received Rs 1,000 additional assistance apart from an installment of the financial assistance under the provision of KALIA scheme.

While announcing about the government’s move through video conferencing, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik informed as many as 18 lakh landless farmers have been benefitted.

Expressing his happiness over disbursal of the Chief Minister’s Covid Assistance, Patnaik said farmers, workers and daily wage labourers are the nucleus of the Indian economy. Sacrifice and hard work of landless farmers are the key to success in agriculture, opined the Chief Minister.

He reiterated his fight to ensure the Centre implement the M S Swaminathan Committee’s recommendations.

Among others, Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo, Chief Secretary SC Mohapatra, 5T Secretary VK Pandian, Agriculture Secretary SK Vasisth and senior officials were present during the programme.

Worth mentioning, farmers receive Rs 12,500 in three installments under the KALIA scheme. The amount gets credited directly to bank accounts of the farmers.

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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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