Odisha launched ‘Saura Jalanidhi’ project for farmers. 

  • The Odisha government on October 30, 2018 launched ‘Saura Jalanidhi’ project for farmers. 
  • Under this scheme, one thousand pump sets shall be provided with 50% subsidy limited to a maximum of Rs. 15,000.
  • Added to it, 1,000 solar pump sets (0.5 HP) will be provided to the affected farmers at 90% subsidy limited to Rs. 54,000 per pump set under ‘Saura Jalanidhi’ project.
  • Compensation has also been declared for loss of livestock of people involved in animal husbandry and pisciculture.
  • The Odisha government on  November 2, 2018 also announced a special package for cyclone (Titli) and flood-devastated people. Under the special package, decided at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the State government has decided to convert short-term Kharif loans of farmers in the cyclone-affected areas, having crop loss of 33% or more, into medium-term loan.
  • The government has also decided 100% remission of cess on land revenue where crop loss is 33% or more.
  • School fees and examination fees of students in government schools will be waived and two pairs of school uniforms and textbooks will be provided to the students of elementary schools in the affected areas.
  • Agriculture input subsidy will be provided to small and marginal farmers who have suffered crop loss of 33% or more.

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