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31 December 2018

Debashish Maharana


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Bhubaneswar: After the Cabinet’s decision and announcement made on December 21, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today formally launched the State Government’s “Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA)” scheme for the overall development of the farmers in Odisha.

The ambitious scheme, worth over Rs 10,000 crores, was launched via video conferencing at the State Secretariat today.

As per a press note, “After several rounds of inter departmental meetings with different stake holders on the design of the different components of the package for farmers' welfare, the scheme namely, KALIA, is formulated.”

The component "support to cultivators" will be implemented from Rabi 2018-19 onwards with a grant of Rs 5,000/- per SF/MF farm family per season for purchase of agricultural inputs like seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, towards labour and other investments in the field operations based on the farmer’s choice for cultivation and to further accelerate agricultural prosperity.

Operational modalities has been communicated to all the districts and Nodal officers are being appointed through the district administration at GP, Sector (cluster of GPs), Block and district level for smooth implementation & proper monitoring of the programme.

The GP wise farmers list will be used to identify the beneficiary farmers in Phase-1 from the district wise list of such farmers communicated to the DDAs.

GP wise farmers list shall be displayed in GP office, PACS and other public places from 2nd to 10th January, 2019 for any objection/ self-exclusion.

Objections/self-exclusion, if any on shall be given by written form in the prescribed format (Red colour form) available at GP and PACS office.

Beneficiaries coming under employment category (including retired staff) either in State Govt or in Central Govt or in any Central/ State public sector undertaking will not be considered under this scheme and need to be excluded.

Similarly, the beneficiaries coming under income tax payee category will be excluded.

After filling the objection/self-exclusion form, it shall be dropped into the concerned red color drop box available at PACS office for further action.

The small and marginal farmers whose names do not figure in the list may apply in the prescribed format (Green form) with self-certified photocopy of any one of the land documents mentioned in the application within period i.e. 2nd to 10th January, 2019 and drop in the green drop box placed at PACS level for further action.

The small and marginal farmers whose names do not figure in the list and do not have any land documents mentioned in the green colour form may also apply in the prescribed format (Green form) within period i.e. 2nd to 10th January, 2019 and drop in the box placed at PACS level for further action. All above forms shall also be available with all GPs /PACS and District, block and GP nodal officers in sufficient numbers before 1st January 2019.

DRCSs/ ARCSs shall arrange suitable drop boxes both green and red color at all PACS before 2nd January 2019 and ensure safe custody of the Boxes placed at PACS level.

GP wise farmers list and all forms will also be available in the Government web sites.

In PHASE -1 all objections (Red colour forms) related to the farmers data shall be verified by GP level nodal officers for eligibility every day from 2nd January 2019 to 10th January and decided within 24 hours and inform to PACS for changes in the GP wise list. In GP wise list of farmers’ data only exclusion is allowed in Phase-1.

Above process shall be completed latest by 13/01/2019. Each PACS and GP nodal officer shall maintain day wise collection of different forms in a register.

Then the GP wise eligible list of Small and Marginal Farmers (Phase-1) after exclusion of ineligible farmers' data shall be forwarded to Block Level Nodal Officers (AA0s) on 14/01/2019 by the PACs.

The Block level committee shall approve the list and send to concerned DDA who will forward to the DA a FP on 16/01/2019, after approval of District Level Committee. DA & FP shall send the farmers list to the selected banks for release of support for cultivation for Rabi season 2019 @ Rs 5000 per family. Fund transfer to the 1st Phase eligible farmers as verified by different levels shall be completed on 25/01/2019.

In Phase-2, the list of Small and Marginal Farmers' data (Green colour forms) with any land records shall be displayed in GP office, PACS and other public places etc., from 20th January to 30th January, 2019 for any objection.

Objections if any shall be given by written form in the prescribed format (Red colour form) available at GP and PACS office. After filling the objection form, it shall be dropped into the concerned drop box available at PACS office for further action.

All objection forms (Red colour forms) shall be verified by GP level nodal officers for eligibility every day from 20tH January to 30th January, 2019 and decided within 24 hours and inform to PACS for changes in the GP wise list. Above process shall be completed on 3/2/2019.

Then the GP wise eligible list of Small and marginal farmers (Phase-2) shall be forwarded to Block Level Nodal Officers (AAOs) on 05/02/2019. The Block Level committee shall send to concerned DDA for onward transmission of Phase -2 farmers, after approval of the district level committee to DA & FP latest by 08/02/2019.

Then DA &FP (0) shall send the farmers list to the selected banks for release of support for cultivation for Rabi season 2019 @ Rs 5000 per family. Fund transfer to the 2nd Phase eligible farmers list verified by different levels shall be completed latest by 15/02/2019.

Any left out cases will be dealt in Phase-3.

Reporting system

MIS and ONLINE system shall be developed by the Agriculture &FE / Cooperation Departments.

Monitoring

For the purpose of monitoring and overseeing smooth implementation of KALIA scheme, the State Level Committee, Implementation Committee District Level Committee & Block Level Committee have been notified.

Also Read: Odisha Cabinet’s Big Decision: CM Announces Rs 10,000 Cr ‘KALIA’ Scheme For Farmers

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Surya Narayan Patro, Minister, Cooperation, Odisha