BJD president & Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik promises to give two installments of KALIA assistance (Rs 10,000) at one go to over 25 lakh more farmers on day-one of government formation.
“The genuine beneficiaries under KALIA scheme will get the two-installment money of Rs 10,000 in one time, if the BJD is voted to power in Odisha,” said Patnaik during his election campaign rally at Jeypore today.
As the release of KALIA funds to eligible farmers has been halted due to enforcement of model code of conduct in the State, the two installment amount will be credited to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries after the BJD retains power.
He said that not a single farmer will be deprived of getting KALIA benefit in the State.
“The farmers are on the top of our agenda and poll manifesto. Around 40 lakh farmers have been benefited under KALIA scheme so far and another 25 lakh farmers will be added to the list soon,” he said.