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Odisha: Over 36 Lakh Small Farmers, 14 Lakh Landless Farmers Benefitted By KALIA, Target 75 Lakh


17 July 2019

Debashish Maharana


Bhubaneswar: The assured financial assistance under the ongoing flagship KALIA Yojana of Odisha Government has till date benefitted 36,34,710 small and marginal farmers (SF/MF) across the State while 14,70,580 landless farmer families (LAH) have also been the beneficiaries till date.

This was informed to the Members of Legislative Assembly by the Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment Minister today while replying to questions asked separately by BJP MLAs Bishnu Charan Sethy, Mohan Charan Majhi and BJD MLA Aswini Kumar Patra.

Detailing on the list of district-wise eligible KALIA beneficiaries, the Minister apprised the House that all the 30 districts of Odisha have been covered.

While in Angul district, total 178380 beneficiaries (both SF/LAH) have been benefitted till date, in Balasore – 319755, Bargarh – 222408, Bhadrak – 165396, Bolangir – 240108, Boudh – 76757, Cuttack – 255117, Deogarh – 51789, Dhenkanal – 168368, Gajapati – 78731, Ganjam – 380621, Jagatsinghpur – 134912, Jajpur – 203909, Jharsuguda – 56414, Kalahandi -237545, Kandhamal – 115614, Kendrapara – 199912, Keonjhar – 232182, Khurda – 150971, Koraput – 154446, Malkangiri – 63719, Mayurbhanj – 314929, Nabarangpur – 144425, Nayagarh – 134021, Nuapada – 92281, Puri – 217677, Rayagada – 122352, Sambalpur – 115555, Subarnapur – 107046, Sundargarh – 169950.

The Minister also informed the House that the State Government has a target to include 50 lakh small and marginal farmers and 25 lakh landless farmer families in this KALIA Yojana.

Replying to further question, the Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment Minister stated that 3279769 cultivators and 2420540 agriculture labourers have been identified in Odisha as per the Census 2011.