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Odisha decides to set up KALIA centre in every district

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government has decided to set up one KALIA centre in every district for farmers to encourage agri-innovation.

The centre will be equipped with adequate technical manpower to resolve different issues of farmers related to different agricultural programme or activities like MKUY, SAFAL, GO SUGAM, Krushak Odisha and KALIA among others informed Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment, Fisheries and ARD, Ranendra Pratap Swain.

One nodal officer from office of CDAO will monitor the day-to-day functioning of the KALIA Centre at district level.

Principal Secretary, Agriculture and FE Department Dr. Arabinda Kumar Padhee, have written a letter to all the collectors to arrange a suitable building for functioning of KALIA Centre in and around district headquarters.

Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) was introduced in 2018 to provide support to cultivators for cultivation for small and marginal farmers and livelihood support for landless agricultural households for taking non-farm activities.

Since the launch of the scheme, 43,04,876 Small a Marginal Farmers/Actual
Cultivators(Sharecroppers) and 17,71,756 Landless Agricultural Households (LAH) have been disbursed financial assistance . Financial assistance of more than Rs 11,600 crore have been extended for the purpose.

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