What is the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) Scheme?

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Overview:

The Odisha state government recently extended another round of funds to Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) for undertaking kharif operation.

About KALIA Scheme:

  • It was launched by the Odisha Government in December 2018, to reduce poverty and accelerate agricultural prosperity.
  • The KALIA scheme supports cultivators, small farmers and landless agricultural labourers.
  • It provides payments to farmers to encourage cultivation and associated activities.
  • Benefits:
    • Assistance for cultivation:
      • It gives financial assistance of Rs.25,000 for a farm family (small and marginal farmers) over five seasons to purchase inputs like fertilisers, seeds and pesticides.
      • The farm family can also use the financial assistance towards labour and other investments.
    • Assistance for livelihood:
      • The assistance for livelihood provides financial assistance of Rs.12,500 to all landless agricultural households for allied agricultural activities like mini-layer units, small goat rearing units, duckery units, mushroom cultivation, fishery kits for fisherman and bee-keeping, etc.
    • Assistance for vulnerable agricultural household:
      • The vulnerable cultivators or landless agricultural labourers will get financial assistance of Rs.10,000 per family every year to enable them to take care of their sustenance.
    • Life insurance for cultivators and landless agricultural labourers:
      • It provides a life insurance cover of Rs.2 lakh to cultivators and landless agricultural labourers between 18-50 years.
      • It also provides a personal accident cover of Rs.2 lakh.
    • Interest-free crop loan:
  • The KALIA scheme will provide crop loans up to Rs.50,000 at 0% interest for the vulnerable landless labourers, sharecroppers, cultivators, and agricultural families identified by Gram Panchayats.

 


Q1) What is the PM Kisan Scheme?

PM Kisan is a Central Sector scheme with 100% funding from Government of India.Under the scheme an income support of 6,000/- per year in three equal installments will be provided to all land holding farmer families.The fund will be directly transferred to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.

Source: Odisha CM disburses Rs 877 crore KALIA assistance to 43 lakh farmers in state