KALIA Beneficiaries To Get 2nd Instalment In November

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government will release the second instalment under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme to the beneficiaries in November.

“The verification of beneficiaries which started in August is nearing completion and all eligible beneficiaries will get the cash transfers under the scheme in November,” informed State Agriculture Department Secretary, Saurabh Garg after a review meeting with chief secretary, Asit Kumar Tripathy.

However, Garg did not reveal the details about the number of eligible and ineligible beneficiaries identified during the verification process.

The Odisha government had started disbursement of funds to farmers under KALIA scheme in May this year. So far 51 lakh beneficiaries in the State have received cash under the scheme. The cash was transferred to the bank accounts of farmers through direct benefit transfer (DBT).