6 Million Green Forms For KALIA Scheme

The first phase of Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme has received a tremendous response from the farmers as a record 65 lakh applications have already been registered.

The registration of the first phase commenced on 2nd of January and ended on 15th of the same month. In the first phase, farmers are expected to receive assistance of Rs 5,000 to spend on seed, fertilizer and labour cost for the forthcoming Rabi crop.

“After field level inquiry and suo-motu deletion process, we would prepare the first list of beneficiaries from among the draft list by January 21. Around 12 to 14 lakh beneficiaries are expected to get financial assistance by January 25,”

said state cooperation secretary Krishan Kumar.

Farmers who were excluded in the first phase for lack of documents are eligible to apply during the second phase which will begin on 25th January and go on till 5th February. The scrutinizing process of the second phase is expected to be completed by the first week of March.

KALIA welfare scheme was introduced with an aim to provide an all-inclusive and flexible support system to the farmers of Odisha. The scheme has been structured to provide financial support to the vulnerable agriculture households, landless labourers & marginal cultivators of the state.

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