Bhubaneswar (SunstarTV Bureau): The Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment Minister Arun Sahoo on Wednesday has informed about the ineligible beneficiaries under KALIA scheme, in the ongoing Budget Session of Odisha.
According to Agriculture Minister’s given statement, while 56,14,707 eligible beneficiaries have been identified under KALIA scheme till date, total 1,04,076 people have been declared ineligible beneficiaries.
In reply to MLA Soumya Ranjan Patnaik in the Budget Session of the Odisha Assembly Sahoo said that the benefit of the scheme is being provided through processes like Aadhaar authentication and bank account verification, so that not a single beneficiary is left out.
Sahoo in reply to an unstarred question of MLA Prafulla Samal informed that 36,50,873 small and marginal farmers and 17,04,733 landless farmers have benefited from the KALIA or “Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation” scheme.
Those who are not covered under the scheme can apply online with the required documents on the KALIA Portal. The process of compiling a list of eligible farmers for the scheme is underway.