Naveen Keeps His Promise, 25 Lakh Farmers to Get KALIA Financial Assistance from Today

Bhubaneswar: Keeping his poll promises, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen announced that around 25 lakh farmers of the State will get the financial assistance under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme from today.
Naveen Patnaik’s announcement came hours after he was sworn in as the Chief Minister for the fifth consecutive term in a grand ceremony held at the IDCO Exhibition Ground here on Wednesday.
Notably, the Chief Minister during his election campaigns across the State had promised to financial assistance to eligible farmers on the first day of the formation of the BJD government in the state.
Naveen took oath along with his council of ministers for his fifth consecutive term in Odisha in the presence of Governor Ganeshi Lal.
While 6-7 lakh farmers will receive financial assistance on the very day through direct benefit transfer, the rest will get the same within the next two days, sources said.
More than 42 lakh farmers have already been received the first installment of financial assistance under the scheme.

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