Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today initiated transfer of KALIA assistance to the account of additional 4.80 lakh farmers at the State Council of Ministers’ meeting here.
So far, a total of 37,02,922 farmers have received financial assistance under the KALIA scheme in the State.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik chaired the Council of Ministers’ meeting at the State Secretariat here which was telecast live.
The meeting highlighted the execution of promises made by the BJD in its 2014 election manifesto. Notably, the BJD Government soon after being sworn in after elections in 2014 had adopted its manifesto as a resolution at its new Government’s first meeting of Council of Ministers.
Almost all the Ministers attended the meeting. The meeting assumed significance in view of the ensuing Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the State due in May.