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Tag: Kalia

Odisha Assembly
Odisha Govt Has Spent Rs 6690 Cr On KALIA Scheme In 3 Yrs: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Answering an unstarred question by BJP MLA Nauri Nayak, Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment Minister Arun Sahu on Wednesday informed Odisha Assembly that the State government has spent Rs 6690 Cr in three years on Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme. As per Sahu’s statement, Rs 2175.66 crore was spent on the […]

PM-KISAN: Dharmendra Pradhan Urges Odisha CM To Ensure All Registered Farmers Get Benefits
PM-KISAN: Beneficiary Farmers In Odisha Shrink To 23 Lakh From 37 Lakh In Apr-Jul

Bhubaneswar: It could emerge as a big blooper for Odisha. The State figures out as the lone State in the country to record a sharp dip in payment success rate under Pradhan Mantri Kishan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) for the period of August – November this year. As per the data available with Union Agriculture Ministry, […]

Opposition Corners Ruling-BJD Over 'Refund Of KALIA Assistance'

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Agriculture Secretary has informed that around 50,000 out of the total 51.05 lakh people who availed benefits under the KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) scheme are ineligible. While some of them have returned the money, the State government has asked others to voluntarily refund the financial assistance through a dedicated […]

Odisha Govt's Incongruous Data On Key Metrics Draw Flak

Bhubaneswar: Incongruous data on several key metrics presented by different Odisha Ministers have drawn criticism from different quarters especially from the Opposition parties. Recently, the State Finance Minister, Niranjan Pujari had mentioned that 70 lakh families are living in abject poverty in the State which has raised questions on the 428 schemes rolled out by […]

No Plan To Merge KALIA Scheme With PM Kisan Yojana: Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday said that it has no plan to merge its own farmers welfare scheme, KALIA, with the PM Kisan Yojana. Agriculture and Farmers Empowerment minister Arun Kumar Sahoo made this statement while replying to a question in the Assembly. He said the eligible farmers will get Rs 10,000 per annum […]

Odisha Guv Address: Mo Sarkar mentioned 8-times, Farmers 4 & Employment 3-times

Bhubaneswar: In his inaugural address at the beginning of the budget session of Odisha Legislative Assembly on Friday,  Governor Ganeshi Lal harped highly on 5T and Mo Sarkar-powered consultative governance to bring in real transformation and take Odisha to new heights. “Consultative governance is core of our growth trajectory. My Government’s current focus is transformation. […]

Column: New Agriculture Policy and Challenges

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha government’s new agriculture policy, aptly named Samridhi (prosperity) as it focuses on enhancing farmers’ income and development of small and marginal cultivators to achieve sustainable and stable agricultural growth, is certain to face a number of challenges at the implementation stage. The most formidable of these challenges will be inspiring […]

BJP Attacks Odisha Government, Poses Six Questions

Bhubaneswar: The State BJP Vice-President Samir Mohanty today lashed out at the Odisha government today alleging that the ruling party has politicized serious matters for personal benefit which has hindered the State’s progress. In a press meet, Mohanty posed six questions before the Odisha government and said that Odisha is in the second position when […]

KALIA, PM-KISAN To Be Merged: Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo on Thursday said that the KALIA scheme will converge with the Centre’s PM-KISAN Yojana for the benefit of farmers. “Even though Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme will be converged with the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), the KALIA scheme will continue for the farmers,” […]

Column: Enemies Before Polls, KALIA, KISAN Now Bhai Bhai

By Sandeep Sahu So, the ‘game changer’ has turned into a ‘game spoiler’! Of course, it was too good to last and had to unravel at some stage. After all, the outgo from the state exchequer on account of just the first six monthly installment of Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) alone […]

Odisha Govt To Include Major Flagship Schemes In ‘Mo Sarkar 2.0’

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government’s flagship programmes like KALIA, Mamata, Mission Shakti, Sarathi, Vahan, farmer registration, food security and drinking water will soon be included in ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative. The Electronics and Information Technology Department has sought information of beneficiaries from 12 departments for inclusion of the top priority social welfare programmes in the second phase […]

Column: Learning KALIA Lessons

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The figures keep changing. The latest claims put the number of people who received money under the KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) scheme without fulfilling the eligibility criteria at 45,965 which is nearly 14,000 more than what the earlier statistics provided by the government had shown. These bogus […]

45965 Ineligible Beneficiaries Received KALIA Money: Odisha Agri Minister

Bhubaneswar: In September, Odisha government had claimed that only 32000 of the total 51.05 lakh beneficiaries who received monetary assistance under the KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) scheme are ineligible. However, State Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo today informed that Rs 2552.64 crore was disbursed to 51,05,290 farmers under KALIA scheme out of […]

Veteran Actor Viju Khote Passes Away At 77

Mumbai: Veteran Hindi and Marathi film-theatre actor Viju Khote passed away on Monday due to multiple organ failure. He was 77. The actor, most famous for playing the dacoit Kalia in “Sholay” and Robert in “Andaz Apna Apna”, died at his residence. “He passed away today at 6.55 am peacefully in his sleep at the […]

Poor Odisha farmers face worst financial exclusion in country!

Bhubaneswar: Even as the State Government goes gaga over KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood  & Income Augmentation) scheme, the reality is hard to digest – farmers in Odisha can’t avail farm credit to meet their input requirements like seed, fertiliser, pesticides, insecticides, irrigation charges and electricity. The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) report of the […]

All sins in name of 'KALIA' made Odisha lose Rs 170 cr from State exchequer!

Bhubaneswar:  With the explosive revelation of over 3 lakh ineligible beneficiaries availing the KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation scheme) assistance, the plot over KALIA scheme implementation thickens in Odisha. Since Odisha was not the first State to launch such a massive farm investment support scheme, a comparative analysis of schemes of the […]

Over 1/3rd Of KALIA Scheme Beneficiaries Are Bogus: BJP

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Odisha government claimed that only 32000 of the total beneficiaries who received monetary assistance under the KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) scheme are ineligible, the State BJP and Congress units today came down heavily on the Naveen-led government for allegedly misutilising the State exchequer funds. While BJP […]

Column: State Government’s KALIA Woes

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Fake beneficiaries have pocketed more than Rs.170 crore disbursed under the KALIA ( Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation ) scheme, an initiative being widely hailed as the panacea for the problems afflicting the state’s farming community. This revelation has thickened the controversy surrounding this financial assistance programme that covers […]

Jaga To Undergo Skull Transplant Before He Can Go To School: Minister

Cuttack: Odisha Panchayati Raj Minister Pratap Jena today informed that one of the separated conjoined twins of Kandhamal,Jaga will undergo skull transplant surgery before he can go to school. Visiting the special ward at the SCB Hospital in Cuttack to take stock of the health condition of Jaga and his twin brother Kalia, Jena said […]

KALIA reality check shows Naveen's 5T fumbles in stopping leakage!

Bhubaneswar: Finally, it’s ‘KALIA’ who gave a reality check on State’s lack of capacity to implement its much avowed policy  of 5Ts (Technology,  Transparency, Team Work, Time and Transformation). The Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) is in-fact a live test case demonstration of State’s 5T policy. Because, the scheme saw extensive use […]

Shocking! 2.66 Lakh Ineligible KALIA Scheme Beneficiaries Identified, Verification Underway

Bhubaneswar: While Odisha government has expedited the process of verification and scrutiny of beneficiaries under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme, State agriculture minister Arun Sahoo today said that as many as 2.66 lakh ineligible beneficiaries have been identified so far. While around 51 lakh farmers received financial assistance under the […]

Jaga, Kalia to undergo treatment at Neurosurgery ward of SCB

Cuttack: After the discharge of separated conjoined twins, Jaga and Kalia, from AIIMS Delhi, they will undergo treatment at the Neurosurgery ward of the SCB Medical College and Hospital (SCBMCH) in Cuttack, informed Bhubanananda Moharana, Emergency Officer of the hospital. Arrangements have been made for the treatment of the separated conjoined twins at a cabin […]

Decision To Shift Jaga, Kalia From AIIMS Delhi In A Week: Health Minister

Bhubaneswar: A decision on shifting of the separated conjoined twins Jaga and Kalia from AIIMS New Delhi to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack will be taken within seven days, said Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das today. The Health minister said the State government is ready to provide treatment to the separated conjoined […]

State gears up to strike out fake KALIA Scheme beneficiaries

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to strike out the ineligible farmers availing the benefits of the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme, the State government has issued a new set of rules for identification of new beneficiaries. Also, the government has released a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to exclude ineligible farmers. But the […]

51 lakh farmers have received financial assistance under Kalia scheme: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Over 51 lakh farmers have received financial assistance under the Kushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme of the Odisha government, a Minister said on Wednesday. Replying to an unstarred question of BJP legislator Mohan Charan Majhi, Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo told the Assembly that 36.34 lakh small and marginal farmers and […]