KALIA Scheme: Highlights

KALIA Scheme: Highlights
  • Launch Date: 16th January 2019
  • Launched by: Odisha Chief Minister Mr Naveen Patnaik
  • Purpose: To boost cultivation and associated activities by providing payments to small farmers, cultivators and landless agricultural labourers.

Key feature:

  • Under this scheme, the eligible households will get an amount of Rs. 10,000 for the cultivation.
  • A small farmer who owns 2.5 acres to 5 acres of land and marginal farmer who owns less than 2.5 acres of land are eligible for this scheme.
  • The eligible family will get Rs 5,000 each in the Kharif and Rabi seasons, for five cropping seasons between 2018-19 and 2021-22.
  • This scheme targets 10 lakh landless households. Also under this scheme, Government will support the households with a unit cost of Rs 12,500 for various activities like mushroom cultivation, goat rearing, poultry farming and fishery.
  • The other benefits for the eligible households are:
    • Rs 2 lakhs life insurance cover
    • Personal accident coverage of the same amount.
    • Crop loans up to Rs 50,000 which are interest-free.

Other Facts:

  • For this scheme, the sharecroppers and cultivators who own little or no land will get the direct benefit because the scheme is not linked to the amount of land owned.
  • Also, there is some limitation like dairy production has deliberately been kept out of the scheme because keeping a cow is too expensive.
  • Poultry farming, fishery, mushroom cultivation, and beekeeping are also covered under the scheme.

Additional news:

  • Recently the Government decided to include 32.34 lakh small farmers/marginal farmers/actual cultivators in the Kalia scheme during 2019-20, apart from the previously allocated families.
  • Government has allocated an additional Rs 3,234 crore for covering more farmers under this scheme, which was previously Rs 10,000 cr.
Scheme name Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation, KALIA
Launched by Odisha Chief Minister Mr Naveen Patnaik
Beneficiary Small farmer and Marginal farmer
Total cost 13234
Insurance cover Rs 2 lakh
Benefits 10000 per family
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