CM announces scholarship scheme for children of KALIA beneficiaries

Keonjhar: Now, the government will bear the education expenses of farmers’ children wanted to pursue professional education as CM Naveen Panaik today announced a new scheme named ‘KALIA Chhatra Bruti’ yojana at a farmers’ rally at Pandapada in Keonjhar district.

The CM announced the new scheme in view of the popularity of the KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) scheme. The new scholarship scheme will provide financial assistance to the children of KALIA beneficiaries for higher education.

“I want your (farmers) children to prosper and excel in future, for which I have started the ‘KALIA Chhatra Bruti’ programme.” Patnaik announced while addressing the congregation.

Under the scheme, the State Government will bear the educational expenses of the children of farmers (KALIA beneficiaries) who are pursuing professional courses in Government Colleges as per merit basis, official sources said.

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