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Politics In Odisha Heats Up Over KALIA, PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi Schemes

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.

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Odisha Govt Releases Rs 920 Crore To 42 Lakh Farmers In State Under Kalia Scheme

Odisha government on Friday released another installment of financial assistance to farmers in the State under the KALIA scheme. 

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Odisha: Over 1.04 Lakh Ineligible Beneficiaries Identified Under 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 […]

Odisha Govt's KALIA Aid Triggers Fresh Political Slugfest
Odisha Govt's KALIA Aid Triggers Fresh Political Slugfest

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 […]

Odisha Govt's KALIA Money Disbursal Aims At Suppressing Farmers' Protest: BJP
Odisha Govt's KALIA Money Disbursal Aims At Suppressing Farmers' Protest: BJP

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 […]

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KALIA Money Still Eludes Beneficiaries In Odisha

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 […]

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Odisha Govt Puts KALIA Money Refund Process On Hold

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 […]

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KALIA Truth: 5 lakh eligible farmers still out of loop, 51 lakh beneficiaries an inflated number!

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 […]

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43 or 51 Lakh Beneficiaries? Odisha Yet To Get KALIA Scheme Numbers Right?

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 […]

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Agriculture Receives Increased Outlay In Odisha Budget 2020

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 […]

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KALIA Scheme: Beneficiaries Allege ‘Massive Lapses’ In Odisha

Berhampur: After alleged irregularities in the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme triggered a political slugfest in Odisha, a couple of months ago, ‘massive lapses’ are once again being alleged by beneficiaries. Around 94 farmers in Jahada panchayat of Ganjam district have alleged that the money meant for them under the scheme […]

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Column: The Challenge Of Implementing Good Programmes

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Mo Sarkar as a concept is excellent. It is aimed at improving the quality of governance and bringing government closer to people. By extension it also means involving people in the process of governance. However, for the idea to click it is important to implement it properly. A good beginning was […]

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Farmers Up In Arms Over Slash In KALIA Assistance

Bhubaneswar: Several activists of Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) on Wednesday tried to gherao the residence of Odisha Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment Minister Arun Sahoo while protesting the alleged reduction of financial assistance given to the farmers under the State-sponsored KALIA scheme. However, police intervened and took several agitators including women activists into custody to […]

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Can Odisha Govt Deliver On Its Governance Promises In 2020?

Bhubaneswar: With the beginning of the new year, the Odisha government will have some major challenges for which it may need to align all its stars in the firmament properly. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has already unveiled the draft architectural plan of Shree Jagannath Heritage Corridor Project and sought suggestions of people. However, carrying out […]

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Odisha Govt Betrayed Farmers By Integrating KALIA With Central Scheme: Opposition

Bhubaneswar: The KALIA scheme, considered as a ‘game changer’ that saw ruling-BJD comfortably sail through 2019 elections, has now become a concern for the Odisha government which is probably passing through a cash-crunch. After the Odisha government decided to integrate its KALIA Scheme with the PM KISAN, Opposition parties have termed the move as an […]

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No KALIA Assistance For Rabi Crop 2019: Odisha Govt's U-Turn Pinches Farmers Hard

Bhubaneswar: The decision of State government to merge its flagship scheme Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) with the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) reportedly due to financial constraints has dealt a heavy blow to the small and marginal farmers in Odisha. Reportedly under PM-Kisan scheme, the central government is providing annually […]

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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,” […]

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Efforts On To Recover KALIA Money From 45,965 Ineligible Beneficiaries: Minister Arun Sahoo

Bhubaneswar: As many as 45,965 ineligible beneficiaries have been identified to have received financial assistance under the KALIA scheme, Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo informed the Odisha Assembly on Wednesday. “Of the total beneficiaries in the State, 45,965 have been identified as ineligible who have received the first instalment under KALIA scheme. Maximum cases have been […]

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Odisha Govt's KALIA Scheme: Cong Accuses Agri Minister Of Misleading Assembly

Bhubaneswar: While it seems Odisha government is yet to set the calculations right, Congress today accused Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo of providing wrong information related to the KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) scheme in the Assembly. As per an RTI report, 1.72 lakh (approx) ineligible KALIA beneficiaries were identified by October 2019, […]

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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 […]

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Political slugfest in Odisha over KALIA scheme

Bhubaneswar: The recent announcement of the Odisha government to release the second instalment under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme to the beneficiaries in November has triggered a huge political row in the State with both the BJP and Congress alleging ‘massive lapses’ in the scheme and identification of beneficiaries. State […]

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Opposition slams Odisha govt's new farmers' scheme

Bhubaneswar: The BJP and the Congress on Saturday came down heavily on Odisha government alleging that the new farmers’ empowerment plan of the ruling-BJD is another attempt to hide the failure of KALIA scheme. KALIA scheme is a part of Odisha government’s farmers’ empowerment plan of August 2018. After being failed to properly implement the […]

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Centre Comes Up With New Mechanism To Extend Benefits Under PM-Kisan in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After not getting the desired support from Odisha and West Bengal, the Centre has now come up with a new mechanism to extend benefits of its ambitious Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) yojana to the intended beneficiaries. The Centre has recently opened the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi portal where the farmers can […]

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KALIA Scheme: Govt Spent Rs 50 Crore Even Before Its Implementation

Bhubaneswar: It seems there is no end to controversies surrounding Odisha government’s (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) KALIA scheme. Now a new report has revealed that more than Rs 50 crore was spent towards advertisements and transportation of farmers to organise conventions for KALIA scheme, even before implementation of the initiative. The development […]

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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 […]