What is Kalia scheme and who is eligible to get its benefits? 

The scheme will provide financial, livelihood, cultivation support along with insurance support to small, marginal and the landless farmers.

Published: 05th January 2019 01:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th January 2019 01:10 AM   |  A+A-

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches Kalia scheme for farmers. (Photo: Twitter / @CMO_Odisha)

By Online Desk

The government of Odisha has launched the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme, which would benefit about 92% of the farmers in the State. The government has earmarked Rs 10,180 Crore for KALIA in 3 years. The scheme will provide financial, livelihood, cultivation support along with insurance support to small, marginal and the landless farmers.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on KALIA scheme

Q.1 What is KALIA Scheme?

KALIA scheme is a package for farmers' welfare. KALIA stands for “Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation”. This scheme has been launched to accelerate agricultural prosperity and elimination of poverty.

Q.2 Who is eligible to get benefit under KALIA Scheme?

All small and marginal farmers along with landless agricultural households, vulnerable agricultural household, landless agricultural labourers and sharecroppers/actual cultivators are eligible under different components of KALIA. 

Q.3 Who is a small and marginal farmer?
A small farmer is a cultivator who owns 2.5 acres to 5 acres of arable land. A marginal farmer is one who owns less than 2,5 acres of arable land.

Q.4 What are the benefits available to cultivators for cultivation under KALIA scheme?

Financial aid of Rs.25,000 per farm family over five seasons will be provided to small and marginal farmers so that they can purchase seeds, fertilizers, pesticides and use assistance towards labour. This scheme has come into effect from the ongoing (2018-19) Rabi season.

Q.5 Is there any benefit for the landless agricultural household?

Yes, Financial assistance of Rs 12500/ will be provided to each landless agricultural household for agricultural allied activities such as goat rearing, small layer poultry units, duckery units, fishery kits for fishermen, mushroom cultivation, bee-keeping and so on. 

READ: Draft KALIA beneficiary list released

Q.6 Is there any scope for financial aid to the vulnerable agricultural household?

Yes, the vulnerable cultivators/landless agricultural laborers will get financial assistance of Rs 10,000 per family per year to enable them to take care of their sustenance. The cultivator/landless agricultural laborers who are in old age, having disability/ disease and are vulnerable for any other reason will benefit from the scheme. Five lakh families will be covered every year.

Q.7 Is there any life insurance support to cultivators and landless agricultural labourers?

1) Life insurance cover of Rs 2 lakh at a very nominal premium of Rs330 will be provided to all savings bank account holder of age between 18-50 years. Government of Odisha will bear farmers’ share of annual premium of Rs.165.
2) Personal accident cover of Rs.2.00 lakh at a very nominal annual premium of Rs 12 for all savings bank account holder aged between 18-50 years. Out of Rs 12 towards premium, Rs 6 is the farmers’ share, which will be borne by the government of Odisha.

3) In respect of the above beneficiary whose age is between 51-70 years, the entire amount of Rs 12 towards annual premium will be borne by the government.

READ: Kalia form shortage angers farmers

Q.8 Is there any provision for providing interest-free crop loan to farmers under KALIA scheme?

Ans. Yes, Crop loan up to Rs 50,000 will be provided at 0% interest from the Khariff Season of the year 2019.

Q.9. Who is eligible to get the benefits under KALIA Scheme?

1) Small and Marginal Farmers are eligible to get benefit under support to cultivators for cultivation.

2) Landless agricultural households are eligible to get livelihood support under the scheme.

3) Vulnerable agricultural household covering vulnerable cultivators/landless agricultural labourers are eligible to get financial assistance under the KALIA scheme. 

4) Life Insurance Support to cultivators and Landless agricultural labourers as well as the interest free crop loan component are meant for all category of beneficiary under KALIA scheme.

Q.10 What is a Farm Family?

A farm family constitutes a farmer and his/her spouse along with their dependent children.

Any farmer wanting to get information on KALIA scheme can register for 'Kalia Barta' by giving a missed call to the Telephone No: 08061174222. 

The farmer will automatically get registered with the Government database. All information about KALIA scheme will also be sent to his phone number through SMS and voice calls from time to time.

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  • Santosh

    All documents submitted but when money will come in our account
    3 months ago reply
  • Pravat sahoo

    It is very good yojana
    3 months ago reply
  • jajati k

    this is very good plan before of 2019 elections. I proud for our honorable CM. can i know
    3 months ago reply
  • Subhashree swain

    How do we know that to which bank account kalia yojana instalment money released because we have 2 or 3 account
    3 months ago reply
    • raj

      give you all accounts... you need to check after elections.
      3 months ago reply
  • Lalbahadur nayak

    It is very good Yojana for improve our all farmer brother but govt focus on irrigation progress.
    3 months ago reply
    • Saroj

      Ri8 yojana....but clarifying me this amount govmnt reimbursement or not
      3 months ago reply
  • Bikash ranjan tripathy

    I proud for our honorable cm for this kalia project
    3 months ago reply

    Please verify to all farmers but maximum Farmers applying four application just like Farmers(self) and his wife or his son and daughter.central or state govt pension holders has applying to kalia yojana.This scheme is not good for all farmers due to farmers family don't develop in this scheme. Please don't money distribution to the seal of state. Thank you state govt of odisha
    3 months ago reply
  • Mahesh Behera

    It is very good yojana
    4 months ago reply
  • Ram Chandra Nayak

    Only the Kalia Yojona can't improve the income and livelihood of our farmer brothers in our state.Rather the government should focus on complete irrigation
    4 months ago reply
  • Narayan Prasad Naik

    I am a Privet Company Employee.I have no cultivation land. Can I eligible in this scheme?
    4 months ago reply
  • Satyanarayan mohanty

    What is the lifeinsurence money share for the farmer over the age of 60years.
    4 months ago reply
  • Dhubacharan Panigrahi

    I am a Govt. contractual employee. Can I avail the KALIA benefits
    4 months ago reply
  • Barun pradhan

    How can specilyabled person aply for kalia sceem who has no land to cultivation
    4 months ago reply
  • kamana Pradhan

    Kaila joyana helps all farmers.
    4 months ago reply
  • Niranjan Behera

    Agricultural lands are in the name of my late father. We are 3 brothers and around 9 acres is there. Can I enroll individually under the scheme as my share is 3 acres only
    4 months ago reply
  • gagan patra

    my father is a service person but i am a farmer
    4 months ago reply
  • Rabindra Kumar Biswal

    I have no cultivation land how I eligible in this scheme.pls help me.mob no 6370019482
    4 months ago reply
    • Ramesh Panda

      Above same
      4 months ago reply
  • Rasmikanta sahoo

    Very nice ????
    4 months ago reply
  • Sanjit Kumar sahoo

    Very good scheme
    4 months ago reply
  • Binapani dwibedy

    It is a better scheme for poor farmers but proper base line survey will required for which right person will be eligible to get this opportunities. My husband is marginal farmer. But he did not get any benefit his name is not in your list
    4 months ago reply
  • Manoj paltasimgh

    Can I provide any type issue or only kalia issue.
    4 months ago reply
  • Manoj paltasimgh

    This is an opportunity for all the beneficiaries ensure to give assistance
    4 months ago reply
    • Ramesh lenka

      Yes yes very good $ very life scheme
      4 months ago reply
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