More than a lakh ineligible beneficiaries under KALIA Scheme in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: February 24:More than a lakh ineligible beneficiaries are there under KALIA Scheme. Agriculture Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo said to the Assembly that, A total of 1.04 lakh ineligible beneficiaries have been identified under the KALIA scheme in Odisha.

Answering a written question of BJD MLA Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Agriculture Minister said, 1,04,076 ineligible beneficiaries have been identified under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme.

Government has identified 56,14,707 eligible beneficiaries so far.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik provided financial assistance of Rs 1,272 crore under the scheme. Each farmer received Rs 2,000 which was credited to their bank accounts directly. The scheme was launched in 2019.

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