Bhubaneswar, Jan 5 (LocalWire): The state government has urged all farmers and landless agricultural labourers to visit the office of their gram panchayat (GP) and apply for KALIA scheme benefits if their names have not been enlisted under the scheme, said a senior official on Saturday.
All the small and marginal farmers, cultivators, vulnerable agriculture households and landless agriculture labourers are entitled to take benefit under the KALIA Scheme stands for “Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation”.
They have been urged to check the published draft list of beneficiaries under KALIA Scheme available at 6,799-gram panchayats across the state.
After checking the draft list if the farmer’s name is not there in the draft list he/she may fill the ‘green form’ available at the GP office and drop the duly filled form in the ‘green drop box’ after duly filling up the same with necessary details/documents.
In case the farmer wants to delete his/her name from the draft beneficiary list, then he/she may use the ‘red form’ available at the GP office for exclusion of his/her name and put the form along with other details in the ‘red drop box’.
In the similar way, a farmer/any person may also file objection to the authorities concerned through the ‘red form’.
An employee of the government/public sector undertaking and income tax payee farmer or his/her spouse need to fill the ‘red form’ and drop the same in ‘red drop box’.
In case of inclusion or exclusion, a farmer can deposit the forms (green or red) by January 10 for phase I.
The draft list has already been there at all GP offices since January 2.
It can be mentioned here that the forms received through the green and red boxes at GP offices, would be scrutinized for inclusion/exclusion at appropriate level as decided by the government.
Pertinently, the scheme was launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on December 31, with an objective to accelerate agricultural prosperity and reduce poverty across the state.