Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Friday released another installment of financial assistance to farmers in the State under the KALIA scheme.
Chief Minister Naveen announced that the State government has released a total of Rs 920 crore to 42 lakh farmers in the State today livelihood augmentation initiative.
Ahead of the most important agrarian ritual for farmers of the State, the Akshay Tritiya tomorrow, CM Naveen extended wishes to the farming community.
I hope that all the small, landless farmers in the State will make proper use of the KALIA money in the farming activities and in the development of the livelihood,” Patnaik said in a message while releasing the KALIA money to the bank accounts of the farmers through DBT.
KALIA is the best scheme for the upliftment of farming community in the entire country. It has been able to bring back smiles in the faces of farmers, said the Chief Minister.
At present while there is lockdown in the entire State but farming activities have been exempted from the restrictions. So I urge all our farmers to continue their work by adhering to all Covid regulations,” said Patnaik.
Earlier today, Union Pertroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced that more than 27.83 lakh farmers from Odisha have also received Rs 556.64 crores today into, their bank accounts under PM Kisan.