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Odisha CS Reviews ‘KALIA’ Scheme Progress, First Installment DBT On Jan 25, 2nd List Display By Jan 25-Feb 5

17 January 2019

Debashish Maharana

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Bhubaneswar: As Odisha Government has been laying utmost stress on its pioneering farmer-friendly ‘KALIA’ scheme, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi today held a high level review meeting with all the District Collectors through video conferencing and also with the State level committee here at the State Secretariat.

Soon after the significant review meeting, Odisha Agriculture Secretary Sourav Garg told media, “The Chief Secretary today reviewed the ongoing KALIA programme. A video conferencing was also held with all the Collectors. The status of the Green and Red forms that had January 15 deadline was reviewed today. Data entry is being made in every block on three-shift basis. Our State level observers have also reached all the districts to oversee the work.”

“Our target is to complete the data entry till January 22 and on January 25 our first installment will be given to the farmers whose verifications are over,” he informed.

He further informed, “The second list of KALIA beneficiaries will also be published. It will be displayed at the GP (gram panchayat) level from January 25 to February 5.”

“We have got about 66 lakh Green forms, data entry will be done. Then in a phase wise manner we will be verifying those forms. And the second lot of DBT (direct benefit transfer) will be done. In the first phase we had published a list of 22.5 lakh farmers. In the first phase, we will be distributing the funds for 12-14 lakh farmers. It will be deposited in form of DBT,” stated the Odisha Agriculture Secretary.

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Sourav Garg, Secretary, Agriculture, Odisha