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Now, Naveen reaches out to Ganjam farmers under Kalia


Berhampur: Ahead of Lok Sabha and assembly elections within the state, chief minister and BJD president Naveen Patniak on Sunday released first-phase help to farmers below Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (Kalia) scheme in his home district Ganjam.
While round 25,000 eligible farmers within the district got the primary instalment of Rs five,000 below the scheme, round 14,800 of them are share-coppers, an official source mentioned. The money receive advantages used to be supplied to the farmers even though the direct receive advantages transfer (DBT).

The chief minister transferred the advantages to the bank accounts of the farmers electronically at a farmers’ conference held close to Rangeilunda close to here. “I hope the farmers will utilise the cash for cultivation of rabi crop,” he mentioned whilst addressing the gathering.

Similar benefits will likely be supplied to the eligible farmers on Akhaya Trutiya and Nuakhai festivals below the Kalia scheme, an official mentioned.

As many as 13 farmers, including two ladies, shared dais with chief minister whilst four of them addressed the gathering.

“The crop which I had raised throughout the kharif season used to be destroyed throughout the flood within the aftermath of cyclone Titli. When I am in a distress situation, the federal government got here to my rescue via providing me the financial help below Kalia scheme. I was satisfied when I got a message of Rs five,000 being credited to my bank account,” mentioned Gangadhara Nahak, one of the most share-croppers from Purushottampur block. “I am grateful to the CM as he has extended financial assist to augment our cultivation,” mentioned Sanjukta Behera of Hinjili.

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

“The government is planning to hold such form of farmers’ conventions to distribute the advantages below Kalia scheme in three other puts in next one month,” mentioned a senior officer. The farmers’ conventions usually are held at Keonjhar, Kendrapada and Baragarh.

Earlier, BJP’s Ganjam district unit antagonistic the meeting close to the airstrip. “The airstrip is supposed for landing of helicopters, however no longer for containing rallies,” mentioned BJP’s state secretary Bibhuti Jena. BJP’s district unit also submitted a memorandum to revenue divisional commissioner, southern department, here in this regard.

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

He laid basis stone of projects price Rs 715 crore, an official source mentioned.

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), development of 9 primary roads in Berhampur, Hinjili, Gopalpur, Chikiti and Digapahandi below works department(Rs 113.51 crore), mentioned superintending engineer, works department, Berhampur circle, Binod Kumar Padhy.


Naveen also laid basis stone for construction of infrastructure of 11 tourism projects within the district. The cost of the projects is Rs 4.78 crore, mentioned district tourist officer Sanatan Nayak.


Besides, Naveen also laid basis stone of 15-km double-lane street from Karapalli to Loudigaon which will cost Rs 49 crore. Construction of this method street is important as the everlasting campus of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Berhampur, will likely be arrange at Loudigaon, 25 km from here.


The state government has supplied 200 acres at Loudigaon close to Gopalpur for construction of the everlasting campus of the prestigious institute. The central government had sanctioned Rs 1582.78 crore in October closing yr for construction of buildings of the institute.




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