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Odisha A Pioneering State In Agrarian Reforms, ‘KALIA’ To Pave Path For Progress Of Indian Farmers: CM Naveen Patnaik


15 January 2019

Debashish Maharana


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Bhubaneswar: Inaugurating the five-day-long ‘Krushi Odisha-2019’ (Agriculture Fair) for the farmers of Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today stated that ‘KALIA’ is his Government’s biggest scheme and an ideal scheme for the farmers of whole country.

He also stated ‘KALIA’ will not only pave path for the progress of the farmers of Odisha, but also of the whole country.

In his keynote address, the Chief Minister said, “I will be very happy if you (farmers) utilize the ‘KALIA’ assistance in farming. I will be very happy when your (farmers) income increases.”

He added, “In 2014 I had promised to irrigate 10 lakh hectares more agricultural land. In the last four years, we have spent Rs 30,000 crores on irrigation. Today we have been able to irrigate 8 lakh hectares of land. Till April 2019, we’ll reach our goal.”

“Odisha has been a pioneering State in bringing out agrarian reforms. We have been presenting separate Agriculture Budgets since the last six with massive increase in allocation for the sector. My Government has intensified its efforts to enhance farmers’ income with sustainable agricultural practices by promoting efficient extension and production technology, post harvest solutions, effective value addition and remunerative market options,” stated the Chief Minister.

He also stated, “Odisha has been awarded with ‘Krushi Karman’ five times with the cooperation of the farmers. Odisha has been self-reliant in the food grain production. Odisha is supplying food to other States.”

“I repose full faith in our farmer brethren. Let’s all join hands to move Odisha much more ahead in the agricultural sector,” exhorted the Chief Minister.

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Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha

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