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Organisation : Government of Odisha
Scheme Name : KALIA Krushak Assistance For Livelihood & Income Augmentation Scheme
Applicable For : Farmers
Applicable State: Odisha
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Odisha KALIA Scheme

Government of Odisha KALIA Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation

Related / Similar Facility : CSC Registration Application Status

About Scheme

Financing agriculture and insuring the cultivators is essential to eradicate poverty and to boost shared prosperity of the state.

Through the implementation of Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation – KALIA Scheme , the State Government aims to lend farmers with an all inclusive and flexible support system, ensuring accelerated agricultural prosperity.

At the heart of a progressive scheme like KALIA lies the motivation to empower the farmers of the state with finance options that will enable the growth and development of agriculture in Odisha.

Enhancement of the accessibility to suitable financial services will further ensure agricultural productivity and increase income among farmers , particularly the small and marginal land holders.

Amounting to over 10,000 crore the scheme has been tailored to relieve the debt ridden farmers from the debt trap, keeping a pragmatic vision to directly attack poverty by providing financial assistance to the vulnerable agriculture households, landless labourers as well as marginal cultivators of the state.

Proposed by the Government of Odisha , KALIA scheme brings under its umbrella 92% of cultivators of the state and almost all needy landless cultivators , who can avail the benefits of this scheme through Direct Benefit Transfer Mode.

List of Schemes

Assistance For Cultivation

Financial assistance of Rs.25,000/- per farm family over five seasons will be provided to small and marginal farmers so that farmers can purchase inputs like seeds, fertilizers, pesticides and use assistance towards labour and other investments. This scheme is implemented from current Rabi Season 2018-19 onwards.

Amount : Rs. 25,000 per farm family over five seasons

Assistance For Livelihood

Financial Assistance of Rs.12,500/-will be provided to each landless Agricultural Household for Agricultural allied activities like for small goat rearing unit, mini-layer unit, duckery units, fishery kits for fisherman, mushroom cultivation and bee-keeping, etc. This will particularly benefit to SC & ST population of our State.

Amount : Rs. 12,500 each landless agricultural household

Assistance For Vulnerable Agricultural Household

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 vulnerable cultivator/landless Agricultural Laborers who are in old age, having disability/ disease and are vulnerable for any other reason

Amount : Rs. 10,000 per family per year

Life Insurance for Cultivators & Landless Agricultural Laborers

Life insurance cover of Rs. 2.00 lakh at a very nominal premium of Rs.330/- 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/-. 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 Govt. of Odisha. 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 Govt. of Odisha.

Amount :
Rs. 330 for Life Insurance of Rs. 2,00,000
Rs. 12 per annum for Personal Accident Cover of Rs 2,00,000
For 51-70 yrs old the entire premium will be borne by Govt. of Odisha

Interest Free Crop Loan

Vulnerable landless laborers, cultivators, share croppers and agricultural families identified by Gram Panchayats will be provided with cop loans up to Rs 50,000 made available at 0% interest. A direct attack at poverty, this all-inclusive efficient scheme passionately believes in responsibly lending relevant borrowers ensuring development and growth in agriculture.

Amount : Rs. 50,000 loan @ 0% Interest

Scheme FAQs

1. What is a farm family?
As per the definition used for the scheme, a farm family comprises all members who share a common ration number.

2. What is the definition of a Landless Agricultural Household?
A Landless Agricultural Household is a Household that doesn’t own any land and is engaged for more than 6 months in agricultural activities not covering other activities such as construction, etc.

3. Are Anganwadi workers eligible under the KALIA Scheme?
Anganwadi workers are not considered full-time government employees and are therefore eligible under the scheme, given that they are not ineligible as per any of the other ineligibility criteria.

4. How long these activities will continue?
These above said activities will be carried out at Gram Panchayat Level from 5th August to 31sh August.

5. Has the Govt. made any other arrangement for display of beneficiaries list other than displaying at GP/PACS Office?
Yes, the Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment has made KALIA beneficiary list of Small and Marginal farmers and Landless Agriculture Households, available on the KALIA web portal (

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