Bhubaneswar: A total of 2.66 lakh ineligible KALIA Scheme beneficiaries have been identified so far. Identification of ineligible beneficiaries at panchayat level to be completed by Aug 27 while the same at block & district levels to be finished by Aug 31. This was informed by the Odisha Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo.
He told reporters that while 72 per cent of the scrutiny about the KALIA beneficiaries has been completed, 2.66 lakh enlisted beneficiaries have so far been found ineligible.
“Nodal officers are engaged at the panchayat, block and district levels for verification of the KALIA beneficiary list. Till date, 72 per cent of the verification has been completed; and out of the 36.88 lakh verified farmers, 2.66 lakh were found ineligible. We will let you know the exact figure once the verification is completed by August 31,” the Minister said.
Besides, the panchayat-level nodal officers have been strictly instructed to ensure inclusion of the left-out genuine beneficiaries and strictly check the fake ones.