Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik visited today the dedicated Call Centre for Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme located at OCAC building in Bhubaneswar.
During his visit, Secretary of Cooperation Krishan Kumar briefed CM Patnaik about the functioning of the Call Centre. During his overview he interacted with a farmer and answered his questions on KALIA Scheme.
CM Naveen Patnaik announced today that the KALIA call centre will work 24/7 from 13 January.
The call centre has started functioning from 5 January to assist farmers and answer their queries.
Chief Minister has directed the officials to ensure that every eligible farmer is included in the scheme.
Odisha CM launched the KALIA scheme on 31 December 2018. It is a comprehensive package for the welfare of the farmers and development of the agricultural sector in Odisha.
The Chief Minister launched Rs 10,000 crore Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme to accelerate agricultural prosperity and reduce poverty in Odisha.
The progressive and inclusive farmers’ welfare programme aims to empower small, marginal farmers and landless and will cover 92% of the cultivators, loanee as well as non-loanee farmers, sharecroppers (actual cultivators) and landless agriculture labourer under this scheme.