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Naveen announces Rs 56 crore financial assistance for Kenduleave beneficiaries


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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced financial assistance of Rs 56 crore to the Kendu leave beneficiaries in the third phase for 2022
crop year.

More than eight lakh Kendu leavs beneficiaries would be benefitted by the announcement.

Chief Minister’s office sources here said the beneficiaries would get this bonus and incentives in the current July.

For the crop year 2022 an assistance of Rs 56.23 crore will be given. While 7.75 lakh Kendu leave pluckers would be given 25 per cent bonus 40,000 kenduleave binders and casual workers would be given five per cent incentives In the third phase for the crop year 2022.

In the first phase of 2022 crop year in total Rs 83.34 crore assistance was given to the Kendu leave beneficiaries. While Rs 1,000 was given to each Kendu leave pluckers, each binder and casual worker were given Rs 1500.

Similarly in the second phase of the 2022 crop year Rs 1360 crore financial assistance was given to Kendu leave beneficiaries.

In total an all time record of Rs 250. 78 crore assistance was given to Kendu leave beneficiaries in the crop year 2022.

For 2021 crop year a sum of Rs 118.83 crore bonus and assistance was given .

The Kendu leave beneficiaries were given 111 per cent more assistance for the crop year 2022 in comparison to the assistance given in 2021, Chief Minister’s office sources here said.

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