Odisha govt. scheme to merge with ‘PM-Kisan’ yojana

News: The Odisha government has decided to merge its KALIA Scheme with Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) yojana. Facts: About KALIA Scheme: “Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation” (Kalia) scheme of Odisha is a direct cash transfer scheme for small and marginal farmers and landless agricultural labourers. It seeks to provide financial… Continue reading Odisha govt. scheme to merge with ‘PM-Kisan’ yojana

Centre conspiring to stop Odisha scheme: Naveen

Odisha Chief Minister has accused the central government of conspiring to stop disbursement of funds to farmers in Odisha under the Kalia scheme. “Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation” (Kalia) scheme of Odisha is a direct cash transfer scheme for small and marginal farmers and landless agricultural labourers. It seeks to provide financial assistance… Continue reading Centre conspiring to stop Odisha scheme: Naveen

Bengal Odisha schemes held up for incomplete info: EC

The Election Commission has said that it had stopped Odisha’s Kalia Scheme and West Bengal’s Krishak Bandhu scheme under the Model Code of Conduct on the grounds that the schemes had incomplete information about beneficiaries. Relevant information about beneficiaries is necessary to ensure the states are extending benefits to only existing beneficiaries and not enrolling… Continue reading Bengal Odisha schemes held up for incomplete info: EC

‘On the job for women’s quota’

At the Mission Shakti convention in Rayagada district, Odisha, the Chief Minister of the state, has reiterated that he was making efforts to secure 33% reservation for women in Parliament and State Assemblies. In 2018, the Odisha Assembly had passed a resolution by unanimous voice vote for providing 33% reservation for women in Legislative Assemblies… Continue reading ‘On the job for women’s quota’