Naveen Patnaik, Odisha CM

Naveen Patnaik, the Chief Minister of Odisha, distributed Rs 800 crore in monetary help to the state’s 40 lakh small and marginal farmers on Tuesday.

On the event of Akshay Tritiya and Krishak Diwas, the switch was made beneath the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme.

On the event, the Chief Minister advisable farmers to make use of the cash into crop manufacturing and to utilise it solely for agricultural causes.

“The state authorities’s most essential programmes are agriculture growth and farmer welfare. Agriculture has been allotted greater than Rs 20,000 crore on this 12 months’s finances, in keeping with the Chief Minister.

Eight new agricultural growth initiatives, together with the Jackfruit Mission and ReWARD (Rejuvenating Watershed for Agricultural Resilience by means of Innovative Development) program, the Millet Mission, and the Special Program for the Promotion of Integrated Farming, had been launched on the event, in keeping with the state authorities.

Under the Jackfruit Mission, a complete of Rs 97 crore has been offered for the event of jackfruit cultivation in 9 districts, whereas the ReWARD scheme has allotted Rs 500 crore to spice up agricultural productiveness by means of a scientific watershed program.

Similarly, beneath the Odisha Millet Mission, Rs 2,808 crore has been put aside for farmers in 182 blocks throughout 19 districts, whereas Rs 239 crore has been put aside for a particular programme to advertise built-in farming amongst 1.8 lakh farming households throughout eight districts. These 4 programmes would value a complete of Rs 3,644 crore.

“The state administration is prioritizing capital investment in agriculture,” the Chief Minister mentioned, “and they will continue with their efforts to make farming a viable career.”

On this event, the Chief Minister launched the brand new ‘Krishak Odisha’ portal for the state’s agricultural neighborhood. Farmers might replace their information on the portal and obtain important companies and steering.

In addition, the Chief Minister unveiled the Go-Sugam portal, which is geared toward farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs. This is the nation’s first single Windows platform designed particularly for farmers.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was additionally signed between the International Food Policy Research Institute and the Odisha Department of Agriculture to develop a sensible coverage to spice up farmers’ incomes in agriculture and associated sectors.

First printed on: 04 May 2022, 10:09 IST



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