30 lakh farmers benefited from KALIA scheme: Naveen

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Rourkela: As many as 30 lakh farmers have been benefited from the state government’s KALIA scheme and 10 lakh more will avail benefits in coming days, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Addressing a KALIA scheme farmers’ congregation at Airport Ground of Sector-13 in Rourkela on Friday, the Odisha government has given emphasis to ensure that not a single farmers will be left out of the scheme. “I am personally keeping a vigil on this,” he added.

Patnaik said a large number of students will be benefitted from KALIA scholarship which is meant for the children of KALIA scheme beneficiaries. “Meritorious students belonging to farmers’ families who are failing to pursue higher education due to financial problem will avail benefits from the scheme,” he said.

On the occasion, the CM inaugurated 23 projects executed at an estimated cost of Rs 336.61 crore. Similarly, he laid foundation stones of 19 projects worth Rs 309.78 crore.

The CM inaugurated STI over-bridge, street lights, hostel and guest house on the premises of the Biju Patnaik University of Technology. He also inaugurated market complex in Koel Nagar.

He also distributed land rights titles among slum dwellers from seven ULBs of four districts.

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