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Tag: Kalia Scheme

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 […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Op-Ed: Is Naveen Government Finding KALIA Hard To Handle?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Ruling Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) campaign for the recent Lok Sabha and state assembly elections revolved around the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme of its government. Hailed by economists and planning experts it was supposed to be the panacea for the all problems being faced by the […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Odisha govt presents special supplementary budget in House

Bhubaneswar: Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari Friday presented the first Special Supplementary Statement of Expenditure for 2019-20 in the Assembly for recoupment of advance from the Odisha Contingency Fund (OCF). The minister said the special supplementary budget is required as advance of Rs 1443.1244 crore sanctioned from the OCF at the end of 2018-19, remained un-recouped […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Centre pulls up Odisha over PM-KISAN Yojana delay

Bhubaneswar: The Centre has now pulled up the Odisha government for its dillydallying attitude in providing farmers’ list for implementation of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) Yojana. In a letter, the Union Government has asked the State government to provide the beneficiary list by July 15 or else the farmers will be deprived of […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Naveen Patnaik's focus on 5T in Odisha
CM Naveen Patnaik's mix reaction to Union Budget

Bhubaneswar: State Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik gave a mixed reaction to the Union Budget 2019-20 which was tabled by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Parliament on Friday. Patnaik welcomed the medium to long-term vision of the Union government while he expressed concern over some issues. “The Union Budget 2019-20 speaks of medium to long-term […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
What to expect from Odisha Budget tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari will present the full-fledged budget for 2019-20 in the State Assembly tomorrow. The council of ministers headed by Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik had earlier approved the draft budget allocation for around Rs 1.39 lakh crore. All eyes are now on the upcoming budget and the focus areas of Odisha […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Odisha allocates additional Rs 3,234 crore for Kalia scheme

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has allocated an additional Rs 3,234 crore for covering more farmers under the Kalia scheme during 2019-20, officials said on Friday. Under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (Kalia) scheme, farmers get Rs 5,000 financial assistance per crop. A farm household is entitled to get Rs 10,000 per year for […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Odisha Govt Extends KALIA Net to 75 Lakh Families

Bhubaneswar: Acting on its pre-poll promise, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD)-led Odisha Government today announced inclusion of an additional 33 lakh farmer families as beneficiaries under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme. The decision was taken at the first meeting of the new Cabinet today that was chaired by CM Naveen […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
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Op-Ed: A Cry For Change

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Change has been the cry in this election in Odisha. It has been the refrain of voters in a majority of constituencies. The obvious implication of this is that anti-incumbency factor has come into play in the state for the first time since chief minister, Naveen Patnaik took up the reins […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Discrepancy in number of KALIA beneficiaries discredits ruling-BJD claims

Bhubaneswar: Controversy over discrepancy in number of beneficiaries under the KALIA scheme is posing a threat for the State government. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had claimed that 40 lakh farmers were benefitted under the KALIA scheme but a letter from the Agriculture Department has revealed that out of 30,77,908 small and marginal farmers selected for […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Fight over KALIA: BJP hits out at Naveen govt, calls it a ‘propagandist scheme’

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today came down on Odisha government for blaming it over stalling of Kalia fund disbursements. Alleging that the much touted scheme is a ‘propagandist’ scheme of Naveen government to fool people, Union Minister Dharmedra Pradhan said the scheme will prove a bane for the BJD government. Answering media on […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Dharmendra targets BJD, questions CEO over KALIA scheme

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Sunday slammed the State government over reports quoting Chief Electoral Officer’s (CEO) posers to Odisha Government over the absence of beneficiary list and no clear-cut budgetary allocation for the KALIA scheme. Pradhan alleged that BJD-led government has cheated the people of Odisha by neither making adequate budgetary provision nor […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Odisha BJP moves Election Commission over poll code 'violation' in KALIA scheme

Bhubaneswar: The State unit of BJP met the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) accusing the ruling-BJD of violating the model code of conduct through its KALIA scheme. As per the allegations, following the enforcement of the model code of conduct on March 10, the State Finance Minister, Shashi Bhusan Behera had announced that disbursement of monetary […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
KALIA scheme yet to benefit residents of Nagada village

Jajpur: Once known for malnutrition deaths, the Nagada village under Sukinda block of Jajpur district is once again in news as the much touted KALIA scheme of the Odisha government is yet to make any impact in the region. The farmers of Nagada village have denied getting any sort of financial assistance under KALIA scheme […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
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Draft list of new beneficiaries of KALIA scheme by March 1: Chief Secretary

Bhubaneswar: Another 10 lakh farmers in Odisha will be provided financial assistance under the KALIA scheme, informed chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi after presiding over a meeting held in secretariat today. Padhi said that the administration will ensure that no farmers in the State are left out under the KALIA scheme. Padhi further said “The […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Odisha CM's chopper diverted to Jeypore due to 'bad weather'

Koraput: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s chopper which was scheduled to land in Lanjigarh today morning was diverted and made a landing at Jeypore airstrip due to bad weather, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) informed. The CMO also refuted reports that it was not an emergency landing. Later CM Naveen travelled to Rayagada and addressed a […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Advance transfer of KALIA benefits only poll gimmick: Opposition

Bhubaneswar: It is said that ‘no matter what, not a single opportunity should be missed to woo voters…’ And it seems, all the three major political parties in Odisha- BJD, BJP and Congress- are hell-bent leaving no stone unturned to get an edge over the other. With the election code of conduct soon to be […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Centre criticises Odisha for not releasing complete farmer list for PM-KISAN

Bhubaneswar: The Centre has slammed the Odisha government for not providing complete list of farmers to be included in the PM-KISAN scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. Union Minister of Agriculture for State Gajendra Singh Shekhawat today criticised the Odisha government and urged it to release the list of all farmers for inclusion […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Pradhan targets BJD govt over ‘KALIA Chhatra Bruti’

Bhubaneswar/Boudh: Criticising the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government in Odisha, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said that the State government is trying to fool the students and their families belonging to OBC (Other Backward Class ) and farmer class by announcing the ‘KALIA Chhatra Bruti’. He alleged that, that the Odisha government has no intention […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
KALIA-KISAN double bonanza for Odisha farmers

Bhubaneswar: A few days ahead of the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Odisha government today stated that it would implement the Central scheme and include all the beneficiaries of the state government’s own KALIA scheme. Earlier apprehensions were being raised about implementation of the Central […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Odisha CM demands Rs 10,000 cash benefit under PM-KISAN

Bargarh: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today demanded a hike in cash benefit from Rs 6000 to Rs 10,000 under Central government’s Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme. The chief minister was addressing a public meeting at Sohela Ichhapalli in Bargarh district today. Odisha CM said that the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Cash benefits disbursed to landless farmers under KALIA Scheme

Kendrapara: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today disbursed financial assistance to landless farmers under the KALIA Scheme at Baro in Kendrapara. Under the scheme, landless farmers will get Rs 12,500 assistance in three instalments for livelihood support and agriculture. In the first phase a total of 3.50 lakh landless farmers will receive the benefits. During his […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Landless farmers to get financial assistance under KALIA scheme

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today clarified that landless farmers of the State will receive all the benefits under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme. Addressing a meeting, Secretary of Agriculture Department, Saurabh Garg informed that in the first phase, monetary assistance of Rs 5000 will be given to around 4.5 lakh […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
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Scholarship scheme announced for children of KALIA beneficiaries

Keonjhar: With an aim to provide financial assistance to children of farmers to pursue higher education, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced a scholarship scheme – ‘KALIA Chhatra Bruti’. The announcement came during a farmers’ rally in Keonjhar today. “I want children of farmers to excel in studies. The State government will bear the […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
PM KISAN vs KALIA: The politics & problems of plenty

Bhubaneswar: First it was Telangana’s Rythu Bandhu, then Odisha’s Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) and now Central government’s Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM KISAN) – schemes offering direct cash benefits to farmers are popping out of nowhere in plentitude. With elections round the corner, many believe that the Centre has, on […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Farmers gherao panchayat office alleging irregularities in KALIA scheme

Balasore: Farmers gheraoed the Rasalpur panchayat office in Balasore district today alleging irregularities in distribution of cash benefits under KALIA scheme. The agitated farmers even detained the nodal officer, Ramachandra Dhal inside his office. As per the allegations made by the farmers, two to three persons from a single family are receiving benefits while eligible […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Odisha CM Naveen inaugurates slew of projects in Ganjam

Berhampur: Ahead of the crucial general elections, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated and laid foundation stone for several projects worth Rs 1011 crore during a farmers’ convention (Krushaksamabesh) held in Ganjam district today. Besides laying foundation stone, Patnaik distributed agricultural equipment and financial assistance to the beneficiaries under the recently launched KALIA scheme […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
Odisha CM Naveen releases cash benefits under KALIA scheme

Puri: Chief Minister Naveen today released financial assistance to around 12.45 lakh farmers in the first-phase of the much-hyped Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme. “I release the funds for 12 lakh farmers of the State. With the blessings of Lord Jagannath, I start the KALIA Yatra from Puri today and it […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
Confusion over beneficiary list surfaces ahead of KALIA scheme rollout

Bhubaneswar: Amidst controversy and war of words, Odisha government is all set to launch the KALIA scheme in Puri tomorrow. However, confusion still looms over the number of beneficiaries and the dates when the beneficiaries will get monetary assistance as there is no coherence in the statements of the Cooperation minister and the departmental Secretary’s […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Populist schemes reignite debate on Odisha's rising debt burden

Bhubaneswar: In the crucial election year, Odisha government seems to be firing all weapons in its armoury to woo voters with several new populist schemes. Be it the KALIA scheme, Ama Gaon Ama Bikash, Food Security Act or the Biju Yuva Bahini, CM Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government is rolling out sops and schemes at an […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Questions raised over Odisha's plans to use contingency fund for KALIA scheme

Bhubaneswar: More and more questions are being raised over State government’s decision to spend money from the contingency fund for implementation of KALIA scheme. As per reports, an amount of nearly Rs 735 crore will be used from the contingency fund for KALIA scheme and the move has been approved by the Odisha Finance department. […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Farmers to get cash benefits under KALIA scheme on January 25

Bhubaneswar: Farmers will get cash benefits under the KALIA scheme on January 25 and nearly 12 to 14 lakh farmers will be benefitted from the scheme in the first phase, informed Cooperation Department Secretary, Krishan Kumar today. The first phase of ‘green form’ application process has ended and nearly 60 lakh farmers have submitted applications. […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
KALIA largest scheme in Odisha with Rs 10,000 cr expenditure: CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: While addressing a gathering on the opening day of the 5-day farmers’ convention Krushi Odisha-2019 in Bhubaneswar today, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme will open new doors of development. “KALIA is an ideal scheme not only for Odisha but for the entire nation. It […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Opposition questions beneficiary selection criteria for KALIA scheme

Bhubaneswar: Many eyebrows rose when Odisha government today announced that the beneficiaries under the newly-launched Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme would receive monetary assistance by January 26. With only two days left for the farmers to file enrolment applications, the Opposition has questioned the method of selection of beneficiaries in such […]

  • Friday, 04 June 2021
KALIA scheme beneficiaries to get monetary assistance by Jan 26

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the hue and cry over the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme, Odisha Cooperation Minister SN Patro on Saturday said that the beneficiaries under the scheme will get monetary assistance by January 26. “Money will be directly credited to the bank accounts of nearly 12.4 lakh farmers who are having […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Congress alleges tender fixing in KALIA Scheme

Bhubaneswar: The BJD government has come under severe attack from the Opposition over the recently-launched KALIA scheme. The Congress today brought allegations of tender fixing in the implementation of KALIA scheme. At a presser in Bhubaneswar today, Odisha Congress media cell chief, Satya Prakash Nayak alleged that the printing of banners, posters, leaflets and stickers […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Video of man selling KALIA scheme enrolment forms goes viral

Balasore: While the beneficiaries have alleged that they are unable to receive the enrolment forms for the KALIA scheme, a video of a man selling the forms at Makhanpur panchayat office under Khaira block of Balasore district has gone viral. “As the forms are not available at the panchayat office, we bought them at Rs […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Another farmer ends life over 'debt burden'; 2 suicides in 4 days

Ganjam: Despite the launch of Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme which claimed to benefit about 92% farmers of the State, the Odisha Government has failed to reduce the sufferings of farmers in the State. Two suicides in a span of four days have certainly silenced the hullabaloo of the government that […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
KALIA scheme: Protests, violence mar enrolment process

Bhubaneswar: From Jagatsinghpur to Balasore, Sundergarh to Puri; tension prevailed in different parts of the State today owing to irregularities in distribution of enrolment forms for the KALIA scheme. Not only protests but violence was triggered by the rush among people to get themselves enrolled into the scheme which promises cash benefits to beneficiaries in […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Dharmendra Pradhan targets Odisha govt over KALIA scheme

Bhubaneswar: Criticising the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government in Odisha, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said that the State government is trying to avoid basic issues such as price, pension and farm loan waiver by announcing the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme. He alleged that the Odisha government has no intention […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021

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