12 January 2019
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today visited the helpline centre for KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) Scheme and also interacted with a farmer.
Reportedly, Patnaik answered the KALIA Scheme related queries of a farmer identified as B Madhavswami of Basanapalli village under Chikalkhandi gram panchayat of Ganjam district.
During his visit, Patnaik oversaw the functioning of the KALIA Call Centre located at Odisha Computer Application Centre (OCAC) building here. He further announced that from Sunday the call centre will function 24/7 and a total of about 80 persons will be engaged for staffing it round the corner.
The KALIA Helpline has started functioning from January 5. Any person or farmer can call give a phone call on toll free number 1800-572-1122 and get answer for his/her questions or register his/her grievances over KALIA Scheme.