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KALIA scheme launched by the Odisha government is related to: 


1. Students
2. Women
3. Children
4. Farmers

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   The correct answer is Farmers.

  • KALIA scheme launched by the Odisha government is related to Farmers.
  • KALIA “Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation”.
    • The aim of the scheme is to accelerate agricultural prosperity and reduce poverty in the State payments to encourage cultivation and associated activities.
    • The scheme is being seen as a viable alternative to farm loan waivers.
    • Under the scheme, around Rs, 10,180 crores will be spent over three years until 2020-21 in providing financial assistance to cultivators and landless agricultural laborers.
    • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had launched the Kalia scheme, the state's own's farmer welfare scheme in December 2018.
      • It was promised during the launch of the scheme that financial assistance of Rs 10,000 would be provided to small and marginal farmers in two installments for separate crops in a year.

  • Eligibility:
    • Small and marginal farmers, landless agricultural households, vulnerable agricultural households, landless agricultural laborers, and sharecroppers (actual cultivators) are eligible under different components of the scheme.
  • Provision of the Scheme:
    • For Cultivators: All farmers will be provided Rs 10,000 per family as assistance for cultivation.
      • Each family will get Rs 5,000 separately in the Kharif and Rabi, seasons, for five cropping seasons between 2018-19 and 2021-22.
      • Crop loans up to Rs 50,000 are interest-free.
    • For Landless Agricultural Households: Financial Assistance of Rs.12500 will be provided to each landless Agricultural Household for Agricultural allied activities like :
      • small goat rearing unit, mini-layer unit, duckery units, fishery kits for fisherman, mushroom cultivation and bee-keeping, etc.
    • For the Elderly: The elderly, sick, and differently-abled population who are unable to take up cultivation, will be provided Rs 10,000 per household per year.
    • Insurance for cultivators and landless agricultural household: The KALIA scheme also includes a life insurance cover of Rs 2 lakh and additional personal accident coverage of the same amount for 57 lakh households.

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