Bhubaneswar, Feb 12: More than 53 lakh farmers of Odisha received financial assistance of Rs 2,000 each under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme on Friday.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the transfer of the amount to the accounts of the beneficiaries through videoconferencing today, informed an official release issued from the Chief Minister’s Office.
The KALIA Assistance cost the State Exchequer of Rs 1,272 crore. The assistance amount was directly credited to farmers’ bank accounts.
“I want farmers of Odisha get right prices of their produce. I want income of farmers get increased and their standards of living become better. I want every farmer live with dignity,” said the Chief Minister.
He claimed that the loan burden of farmers has decreased after introduction of the KALIA scheme in the State in 2019.