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Odisha to merge Kalia scheme with PM Kisan scheme:

The Odisha government is to merge the State`s Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (Kalia) scheme with the Centre`s Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) yojana due to financial constraint.

KALIA Scheme:

♦ KALIA Chhatravritti scheme was launched by the Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in December 2018.

♦ Under the scheme farmers, mostly small and marginal cultivators will get Rs.10,000 in two installments for two crops in a year. The landless agricultural farmers eligible to get Rs.12,000 per annum for three years.

PM-Kisan scheme:

♦ Under the PM-Kisan scheme, the central government is providing annually Rs.6,000 in three equal installments to about 14 crore farmers.

New guidelines:

Of the announced annual financial assistance of Rs.10,000, the state government will give Rs.4,000 to farmers while the rest will be provided from the Centre`s scheme. Landless farmers will get Rs.12,000 per year under the Kalia scheme.

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Schemes Current Affairs December 1st Week 2019

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