Bhubaneswar: A total of 60 lakh people have applied for inclusion in KALIA Scheme in the first phase, informed Odisha Cooperation department secretary Krishan Kumar on Wednesday.
“The verification process is underway in the blocks and the final list of beneficiaries will be declared by January 22,” the Cooperation secretary said, adding that the assistance money will be credited to the bank accounts of around12 lakh beneficiaries.
The scheme will provide financial assistance, livelihood and cultivation support to the small, marginal and landless farmers in the State.
In may be mentioned here that the deadline for applying for enrollment under the KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) scheme ended on Tuesday (Jan 15).
Earlier, the deadline was January 10, which was extended by five more days in view of huge response from farmers across the state and to ensure that not a single farmer is deprived of the benefits of the state’s own farmers’ scheme.
Notably, the KALIA Scheme was launched by the Odisha Government on December 22, with an objective to accelerate agricultural prosperity and reduce poverty across Odisha.