Complete Data Entry Of KALIA Scheme By Jan 22: Chief Secy To Collectors


Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi today asked the District Collectors to complete the data entry of ‘Green and Red Forms’ of KALIA Scheme, by January 22.

A high-level meeting regarding implementation of KALIA Scheme was held under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary at the State Secretariat here today. All the District Collectors were present in the meeting through video conferencing session.

While setting the target for completion of the final list of eligible beneficiaries in the first phase enrollment under the KALIA Scheme, Padhi also directed to publish the list on January 22.

In the review meeting, it was learned that a total of 66 lakh has been received in the Phase I. The officials concerned were thus directed to strike off ineligible applicants.

The state government has deployed adequate personnel and equipment to meet the deadline of disbursing assistance of the farmers’ scheme. Computers systems having a database capacity of sorting and storing around 10.50 lakh applications a day has been provided for the purpose. Besides, state-level observers have also reached all the districts to oversee the work, it was learned.

The Chief Secretary has asked all the District Collectors to ensure data entry is made in a war-footing mode and in three shifts. Meanwhile, Padhi also accepted the request Collectors to press in private data entry operators to speed up the task in the night shift.

Soon after the meeting, Odisha Agriculture Secretary Sourav Garg told media, “Our target is to complete the data entry by January 22 and on January 25 the first installment of the assistance money will be credited to the bank account of farmers, under the DBT (direct benefit transfer) mode, whose verifications are over.”

“The second list of KALIA beneficiaries will also be published. It will be displayed at the GP (gram panchayat) level from January 25 to February 5,” Garg further informed.

Present among others were Development Commissioner Asit Kumar Tripathy, Revenue and Disaster Management department Principal Secretary Nikunj Dhal, Information, and Public Relations department Secretary Sanjay Singh, Cooperation Secretary and BMC Mayor Krishan Kumar, Secretaries of other departments including senior officials of Odisha Government.

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