As part of the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) initiative, the Odisha government on Thursday awarded financial aid totaling Rs 869 crores to 41 lakh small and marginalised farmers and 85,000 landless farmers in honour of Nuakhai, the harvest festival of Odisha.
According to a press release from the CMO, each registered farmer has received Rs 2000 in direct bank deposit as part of the aid.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik remarked, “KALIA Program is the best scheme in the country,” while speaking to the farmers via video conference. In addition to helping to safeguard the livelihood of farmers who lack access to land, it has given small and marginal farmers hope and confidence.
Even on Akshay Tritiya in May, more than Rs 800 crore was given to our farmer brothers. “I hope that with this help, they would be able to do their farming responsibilities,” Patnaik added.
The Chief Minister promised farmers assistance for crop losses as well.
I want you to know that I will always be here for you. I’ve requested a damage evaluation and report to be generated as soon as possible. You will soon receive assistance for agricultural loss,” he continued.
“Our farmers have elevated Odisha’s stature. They have made the state famous for its food security. As a result, he claimed that all residents of the state owed the farmers money.