Bhubaneswar: On the eve of Akhaya Trutiya and Krushak Divas, Odisha chief minister Naveen patnaik will release assistance to over 50 lakh farmers in the State under Kalia Yojana on Friday.

The State government is providing Rs 10,000 per annum to farmers in two equal instalments of Rs 5000 each for Kharif and Rabi cultivations.