Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government claimed that it has started sending the second installment under the KALIA Yojana to the eligible farmers in November this year. It has prepared the Kalia Yojana beneficiary list 2019.
The state government has decided to include those small and marginal farmers and landless agricultural laborers in the KALIA Yojana second list who don’t cover under the KALIA Yojana first list.
The government will upload detailed KALIA Yojana list starting from district list, block list to Gram Panchayat list in its website www.kalia.co.in
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on KALIA scheme
What is KALIA Yojana?
KALIA scheme is a package for farmer’s welfare. KALIA stands for “Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation”. This scheme has been launched by Odisha Government to accelerate Agricultural Prosperity and reduce poverty in the State.
Who is eligible to get benefit under KALIA Scheme?
Small and marginal farmers, landless Agricultural household, vulnerable Agricultural household, landless Agricultural labourers and sharecroppers (Actual cultivators) all above groups are eligible under different components of the scheme. Total of 60 lakh families will be covered under the scheme.
Who is a small and marginal farmer?
A small farmer is cultivator who owns 1 hectare (2.5 acres) to 2 hectares (5 acres) of Agricultural land.A marginal farmer is a farmer who owns less than 1 hectare of Agricultural land.
What are the benefits available to cultivators for cultivation under KALIA Yojana?
Financial assistance of Rs.25,000/- per farm family over five seasons will be provided to small and marginal farmers so that farmers can purchase inputs like seeds, fertilizers, pesticides and use assistance towards labour and other investments. This scheme is implemented from current Rabi Season 2018-19 onwards.
Is there any benefit for landless agricultural households?
Yes, Financial Assistance of Rs.12500/-will be provided to each landless Agricultural Household for Agricultural allied activities like for small goat rearing unit, mini-layer unit, duckery units, fishery kits for fisherman, mushroom cultivation and bee-keeping, etc. This will particularly benefit to SC & ST population of our State.
Is there any scope for financial assistance to vulnerable agricultural household?
Yes, the vulnerable cultivators/landless agricultural laborers will get financial assistance of Rs. 10,000/- per family per year to enable them to take care of their sustenance. The vulnerable cultivator/landless Agricultural Laborers who are in old age, having disability/ disease and are vulnerable for any other reason. Five lakh families will be covered every year.
Is there any life insurance support for cultivators and landless agricultural labourers?
Life insurance cover of Rs. 2.00 lakh at a very nominal premium of Rs.330/- will be provided to all savings bank account holder of age between 18-50 years. The government of Odisha will bear farmers’ share of annual premium of Rs.165/-.
Personal accident cover of Rs.2.00 lakh at a very nominal annual premium of Rs.12/- for all savings bank account holder aged between 18- 50 years.
Out of Rs.12/- towards premium, Rs.6/- is the farmers’ share, which will be borne by the Govt. of Odisha
In respect of the above beneficiary whose age is between 51-70 years, the entire amount of Rs.12/- towards annual premium will be borne by Govt. of Odisha.
Is there any provision for providing interest-free crop loan to farmers under the KALIA scheme?
Yes, Crop loan up to Rs.50,000/- will be provided at 0% interest from the Kharif Season of the year 2019.
What is the remedy available for eligible beneficiary if his/her name is not included in the draft list?
He/she may fill the “Green Form” available at G.P office and PACS and drop the duly filled form in the “DROP BOX” kept at PACS/GP office level. Q.15 What steps a serving & retired employee of the Central/State Government/PSU and Income
Is there any HELPLINE for the farmers to know about KALIA Yojana?
A helpline namely KALIA Helpline is in place with the following phone numbers. A farmer can get information about the KALIA Yojana beneficiary list by giving a phone call to this Helpline. He can also register his grievance through this Helpline. The KALIA Yojana helpline number is – 1800-572-1122.