Odishatv Bureau

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will release financial assistance of Rs 2,000 to the eligible farmers under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (Kalia) scheme on the occasion of Akshay Tritiya tomorrow. 

The financial assistance will be transferred to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries in a special programme at 5 pm tomorrow. About Rs 800 crore will be disbursed and more than 40 lakh small and marginal farmers are expected to receive the financial assistance. 

Under Kalia scheme, eligible farmers are entitled to get Rs 4000 financial assistance per year in two installments. While Rs 2,000 is provided for Rabi crop, Rs 2,000 is given for Kharif season crop.