14 lakh farmers get KALIA assistance in Odisha

Odisha: KALIA Yojana assistance of Rs 877 crore on Utkal Dibasa 2023


Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of Utkal Dibasa 2023 (Odisha Day), Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday extended financial assistance to the farmers under KALIA Yojana.

Farmers from all regions of the state except Jharsuguda have received this assistance. More than 43 lakh farmer families have been given assistance of Rs.877 crore through their bank accounts.

Since model code of conduct is in force, the farmers of Jharsuguda would receive the assistance after the by-election is over.

This assistance has been given for the farming work in the current Kharif season.

On this occasion, congratulating the farmers, the Chief Minister said that the development of the state is linked with the welfare of the farmers, so we started the new financial year by providing KALIA assistance.

Stating that the state government has taken many steps for the improvement of agriculture, the Chief Minister advised them to use more machines and modern equipment in agriculture.

Naveen further said that the state government is implementing several grain-based missions to increase the production of nutritious food in the state and improve the farmers’ income.

He advised the farmers to focus on crop diversification.

On this occasion, the Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment Ranendra Pratap said that Kalia Yojana has made the farmers self-reliant.