Odisha government has decided to include 10 lakh more farmers / marginal farmers / actual cultivators (share croppers) under Kalia Yojana 3rd Phase. Previously in the 2nd phase Kalia Scheme Beneficiary List, the state govt. has included 4 lakh more landless agricultural labourers. This time in the Kalia Yojana Phase 3, no eligible beneficiary would be left out.
Around 45 lakh farmers can now avail financial assistance under 3rd Phase of Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (Kalia) scheme. The 1st installment has already been released and the Kalia Scheme 2nd Phase Installment is going to be released on 1 April 2019 for Kharif Crop.
The decision for inclusion of 10 lakh more farmers was taken at the cabinet meeting chaired by CM Naveen Patnaik.
Odisha Kalia Yojana 3rd Phase
As per the announcement made by the chief minister, it is now clear that the Odisha govt. will now cover all the eligible beneficiaries in 3rd phase of Kalia Yojana 2019. The Cabinet has approved that an additional 10 lakh small farmers / marginal farmers / actual cultivators (share croppers) / landless agricultural households are going to be included in the Kalia Scheme during 2018-19.
No one who is eligible for Kalia Scheme 2019 will be left out in the 3rd phase. The number of Kalia Yojana beneficiaries is likely touch 45 lakh from an initial estimation of 35 lakh farmers. The state govt. of Odisha has launched the Kalia Scheme last month in order to provide financial assistance to the farmers.
The state govt. has meanwhile released 1st phase of assistance to 30.40 lakh of farmers. Odisha govt. has also decided to provide support to cultivators for cultivation under Kalia Scheme. This amount could be used to purchase agricultural inputs prior to the beginning of the season which is during 1st quarter of FY at any time after 1 April onward for Kharif crop. Moreover, this amount would also be given at any time after 1 September 2019 for the Rabi crop.
The opposition parties claims that the provision of providing financial assistance after 1 April 2019 is being done keeping an eye on the ensuing elections. Moreover, these parties have also asked the govt. that from where did Odisha govt. got data about 36 lakh small and marginal farmers in the state.
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