Bhubaneswar: The Government of Odisha is planning to merge its own Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) Yojana with the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme for the benefit of the farmers in the state.
Sources said, the discussion between the State and the Centre has reached final stage in this regard.
KALIA yojana was implemented by the Naveen Patnaik Government in December 2018. Under the yojana, small, marginal farmers and landless agricultural labourers get financial support of Rs 5,000 per crop.
On the other hand, in PM-KISAN scheme the Union Government provides income support of Rs.6000 per year to all farmer families across the country in three equal installments of Rs.2000 each every four months.
In both cases, the fund is directly transferred to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.