Tag: Kalia Scheme

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 […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
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 […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
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 […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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, […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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,” […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021