BJP alleged that many farmers in the State are being deprived of the advantages of the centrally-sponsored scheme as the Odisha government is not providing the list of beneficiaries to the Union government.
Odisha government on Friday released another installment of financial assistance to farmers in the State under the KALIA scheme.
Bhubaneswar: Agriculture Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo on Wednesday informed the State Assembly that 1,04,076 beneficiaries of the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation(KALIA) scheme have been identified as ineligible. In response to questions of BJD MLA Prafulla Samal, the Minister said that a total of 56,14,707 eligible beneficiaries have been identified under the scheme […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday started disbursement of financial assistance to farmers under the KALIA scheme triggering a fresh political slugfest in the State. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik began the fund disbursement under the scheme today and released Rs 2,000 each to 53 lakh farmers through direct benefit transfer (DBT). A total of Rs […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of BJP on Friday alleged that the State government has announced to release financial assistance to farmers under the KALIA scheme in order to suppress their protest. Addressing a presser, State BJP general secretary Golak Mohapatra said the move of the State government aimed at covering up the prevailing discontent of […]
Bhubaneswar: Even as the Odisha government has put on hold the recovery of KALIA money from ineligible recipients following criticisms from the Opposition, reports of many legitimate beneficiaries not receiving the funds yet has raised the eyebrows. Just before the general elections of 2019, the Odisha government had promised to provide Rs 10,000 in two […]
Bhubaneswar: Ineligible recipients of financial assistance under the KALIA scheme do not have to refund the money as of now as the Odisha government has decided to put the process in abeyance. The decision to suspend the refund process has been taken in view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation and the Kharif agricultural crop […]
Bhubaneswar: There goes a saying ‘God only knows himself’. With regard to Naveen-led BJD Government’s game-changer scheme KALIA, an acronym attributed to Lord Jagannath, this seems to be the case. A maze of numbers are thrown out. Budget 2020-21 gives one number, Agriculture department rolls out another. Amidst the lingering haze, the news tumbled out […]
Bhubaneswar: Why is the Odisha government yet to get the numbers right about the Kushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme? Many are now raising questions over the lack of consistency between the figures related to the total number of KALIA beneficiaries given by the State ministers. While Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo had […]
Bhubaneswar: Agriculture continues to remain the focus area of Odisha government as it proposed an outlay of Rs.19,408 crore for the sector in the 2020-21 State budget which was presented by Finance minister Niranjan Pujari in Odisha Assembly on Tuesday. The outlay is an addition to the existing Rs.12,000 crore which is invested through extra […]