Odisha Govt Extends KALIA Yojana For 3 More Years, Ups Budget to ₹6,029 Cr

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government, led by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, has greenlit an allocation of Rs 6029.70 crore towards the implementation of the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme in the state until the fiscal year 2026-27.

Chief Secretary PK Jena, in a statement following the Cabinet meeting, revealed that an estimated budget of Rs 6029.70 crore has been earmarked for the execution of the KALIA scheme over a three-year period spanning from the 2024-25 fiscal year to the 2026-27 fiscal year.

Originally introduced in the 2018-19 fiscal year, the KALIA scheme aims to extend financial assistance to farmers for the advancement of the agricultural landscape in Odisha. Under this scheme, eligible farmers in the state receive financial aid amounting to Rs 12,500, disbursed in three installments annually.

Furthermore, in a bid to offer additional support to farmers, the state Cabinet has endorsed a proposal to provide a one-time extra assistance of Rs 2,000.

Additionally, the state Cabinet has sanctioned a proposal to expedite the release dates of financial aid under the KALIA scheme. Previously, assistance for the Kharif season was disbursed from April 1st, and for the Rabi season from September 1st. This adjustment in release dates is expected to streamline the distribution process, ensuring timely support to farmers across Odisha.

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