09 December, 2019
Syllabus subtopic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable section
Prelims and Mains focus: About KALIA and PM-KISAN schemes and their significance
News: The Odisha government has decided to merge its flagship scheme- Kalia with the Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) yojana, apparently due to financial constraint.
Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) Scheme:
About Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi:
Source: Indian Express
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