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Now, Naveen Patniak reaches out to Ganjam farmers under Kalia


BERHAMPUR: Ahead of Lok Sabha and meeting elections in the state, leader minister and BJD president Naveen Patniak on Sunday launched first-phase assistance to farmers underneath Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (Kalia) scheme in his house district Ganjam.

While round 25,000 eligible farmers in the district were given the first instalment of Rs 5,000 underneath the scheme, round 14,800 of them are share-coppers, an authentic supply said. The cash get advantages used to be equipped to the farmers regardless that the direct get advantages transfer (DBT).

The leader minister transferred the benefits to the financial institution accounts of the farmers electronically at a farmers’ conference held near Rangeilunda near right here. “I'm hoping the farmers will utilise the money for cultivation of rabi crop,” he said whilst addressing the collection.

Similar advantages will be equipped to the eligible farmers on Akhaya Trutiya and Nuakhai fairs underneath the Kalia scheme, an authentic said.

As many as 13 farmers, including two women, shared dais with leader minister whilst four of them addressed the collection.

“The crop which I had raised throughout the kharif season used to be destroyed throughout the flood in the aftermath of cyclone Titli. When I am in a misery situation, the government came to my rescue via providing me the monetary assistance underneath Kalia scheme. I was happy after I were given a message of Rs 5,000 being credited to my checking account,” said Gangadhara Nahak, some of the share-croppers from Purushottampur block. “I am grateful to the CM as he has extended monetary lend a hand to reinforce our cultivation,” said Sanjukta Behera of Hinjili.

This used to be the second farmers’ conference in the state after the chief minister rolled out the Kalia scheme in Puri on Friday.

“The executive is making plans to hold such form of farmers’ conventions to distribute the benefits underneath Kalia scheme in three other places in next one month,” said a senior officer. The farmers’ conventions usually are held at Keonjhar, Kendrapada and Baragarh.

Earlier, BJP’s Ganjam district unit antagonistic the meeting near the airstrip. “The airstrip is meant for landing of helicopters, but no longer for holding rallies,” said BJP’s state secretary Bibhuti Jena. BJP’s district unit additionally submitted a memorandum to earnings divisional commissioner, southern department, right here on this regard.

Naveen went on a foundation-stone mendacity and inauguration spree in his house district Ganjam. He laid basis stone of 231 different projects and inaugurated 48 projects around the districts throughout his daylong talk over with to the district. The projects are value Rs 1,100 crore.

He laid basis stone of projects value Rs 715 crore, an authentic supply said.

Major projects, inaugurated via the chief minister, come with 10-bed geriatric ward (Rs 40-crore), district vaccine retailer (Rs 79-crore) and bleaching retailer (Rs 29.64 crore).

Similarly the chief minister laid basis stone of much-needed railway over bridge (ROB) at Jagannath Pur (Rs 30-crore), at Ambapua (Rs 35 crore), improvement of 9 main roads in Berhampur, Hinjili, Gopalpur, Chikiti and Digapahandi underneath works department(Rs 113.51 crore), said superintending engineer, works department, Berhampur circle, Binod Kumar Padhy.


Naveen additionally laid basis stone for construction of infrastructure of 11 tourism projects in the district. The value of the projects is Rs four.78 crore, said district vacationer officer Sanatan Nayak.


Besides, Naveen additionally laid basis stone of 15-km double-lane highway from Karapalli to Loudigaon which is able to value Rs 49 crore. Construction of this approach highway is essential as the permanent campus of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Berhampur, will be set up at Loudigaon, 25 km from right here.


The state executive has equipped 200 acres at Loudigaon near Gopalpur for development of the permanent campus of the distinguished institute. The central executive had sanctioned Rs 1582.78 crore in October closing yr for development of structures of the institute.




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