Bhubaneswar, 11/8: Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik today provided Rs 742. 58 crore to 37,12,914small and marginal farming families in the state under the Kalia Yojana for the Rabi crop. Everyone has a deposit of Rs 2,000 in their bank account.
“Farmers’ problems are the problems of all of us,” he said. Problems across the state.
“The farmers’ problems can never be ignored,” he said.
. “MSP and crop insurance are also being brought to the attention of the central government,” he said.
“The government is always with the farmers,” he said. Highlighting the low rainfall this year, the chief minister said there was less rain in August. The Chief Minister hoped that the situation would improve as it was raining now. “The government is monitoring the situation,” he said. The Chief Minister also advised the farmers to work on the advice of the Department of Agriculture.
Initially, the Chief Minister congratulated the farmers on Nuakhai and said that Nuakhai is the festival of Mother Earth. And the farmers are the biggest priests of the clay mother. “I am just happy to be free.
The Chief Minister said that the Kalia Yojana is the best scheme in the country for the welfare of the farmers. Odisha is the only state in the country to provide assistance to landless farmers. Millions of small farmers are benefiting from the Kalia scheme. The Chief Minister said that since the start of the Covid epidemic, the state government has provided more than Rs 3,200 crore to the farmers under the scheme.
Joining the program from Nayagarh, Agriculture Minister Shri Arun Sahu highlighted the government’s various agricultural development programs and said that the Kalia program has been a boon for the farming community.
Commenting on the program, Makaradhwaj Mendali of Sambalpur, Lasima Bishwal of Bargarh, Rajkumar Pradhan of Radhakant Balangir and Paramananda Majhi praised the Kalia scheme and said that it was no longer necessary to borrow money from the scheme.
The Chief Minister’s Secretary conducted the 5T program.
Agriculture Secretary Shri SK Basishtha delivered the welcome address and the Director of the Department thanked the participants.