Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has already prepared the district-wise and block-wise final KALIA Yojana list of actual beneficiaries.
The final list will be published on the web portal www.kalia.co.in for the knowledge of the beneficiaries.
Agriculture minister Arun Sahoo told the state Assembly that the government has disbursed Rs 2552.64 crore to 51,05,290 farmers under KALIA Yojana.
Out of the total beneficiaries, 45,965 have been identified as ineligible. The government is taking steps to recover the money from them, he informed.
In a written reply, the minister informed that 51,05,290 beneficiaries including 36,34,710 small & marginal farmers and 14,70,580 landless were enrolled in the KALIA Yojana first installment.
Rs 5000 cash assistance was deposited in the accounts of the farmers between January 2019 and May 2019, said the minister.
The Kalia Yojana list of block-wise and district-wise is available in kalia.co.in.
The minister said 45,965 ineligible persons have availed the assistance of Rs 22.98 crore.
He said the final KALIA Yojana list will be uploaded on the website.
Earlier, the state government had informed that they will start disbursing the second installment under the Yojana in November this year.
The Odisha government has issued a helpline number 18005721122 to know details about the Kalia scheme.
KALIA Yojana List eligibility criteria
- Only those farmers, who have been legally living Odisha for long, are eligible for the scheme
- Small and Marginal Farmers are eligible to get benefits under support to cultivators for cultivation.
- Landless agricultural households are eligible to get livelihood support under the scheme
- Vulnerable agricultural household covering vulnerable cultivators/ landless agricultural labourers are eligible to get financial assistance under the KALIA scheme
- Vulnerable cultivators/ landless agricultural labourers include old age, disability, disease or any other reason. Out of the above three components viz., support to cultivators for cultivation, livelihood support for landless agricultural household and financial assistance to vulnerable agricultural household, one beneficiary will avail only one benefit as per the eligibility
KALIA Yojana exclusion criteria
- The scheme will bar any farmer who does not belong to the BPL category. Only poor and needy farmers will get permission to attain the welfare package facilities.
- A farmer or his spouse who pay taxes will not be allowed to apply for the KALIA Yojana
- If the farmer is working for the state government or the central government or associated with any PSU department, then he/she will not be eligible
- A farmer should have not held a constitutional post
- A farmer, who is a registered professional including lawyer, doctor, engineer, etc.
Kalia Yojana list updates
The Odisha government has issued a notification for the merger of Kalia Yojana with PM-KISAN Yojana of the union government. Accordingly, the farmers will get Rs 6000 from the Centre under PM-KISAN and Rs 4,000 from the state government under the KALIA Yojana.
The state government has already prepared KALIA Yojana list, which has already been uploaded on the website www.kalia.co.in. Kalia Yojana 1st, 2nd, 3rd list has been prepared.
The government has already started disbursing assistance to the beneficiaries from November.
Odisha Agriculture Policy 2020
The Odisha cabinet has approved Agriculture Policy 2020 to boost farmer income with a focus on providing market linkages and technical support.
The Agriculture Policy named ‘Samridhi’ has been prepared with objectives of ensuring continuous growth in farmers’ income, making the growth process inclusive of small and marginal farmers and ensuring sustainable, stable, and scalable agricultural growth.