Six schemes including KALIA Yojana under Mo Sarkar initiative

KALIA Yojana: Odisha govt disburses Rs 933.07 crore

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today distributed Rs 933.07 crore in KALIA Yojana assistance to a collective of 46 lakh small, marginal, and landless farmers in Odisha.

Additionally, he inaugurated KALIA centres across all districts of the State, intended to offer technical support to farmers.

The duration of KALIA assistance has been extended for up to three years until FY 2026-27, with the government earmarking a total expenditure of Rs 6,030 crore for farmer support.

Furthermore, nearly 18 lakh landless farmers received an extra financial boost of Rs 2,000 each, totaling Rs 360 Crore, for the current Kharif crop season.

Under the KALIA Yojana, the scope of educational scholarships for children of beneficiary farmers has been expanded to encompass premier institutions within and outside the State. Previously, scholarship coverage was limited to institutions such as NIT, IIT, IIM, AIIMS, and ICAR, among others.

Expressing his vision, the CM stated, “Every farmer’s family in Odisha should lead a dignified life, be empowered, and actively contribute to the State’s progress.”

It’s noteworthy that over the past five years, farmers in Odisha have received KALIA assistance totaling Rs 13,793 Crore, as per a press release from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).