Odisha Mukhyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Yojana – Financial Allowance to 50000 Artist

Odisha Mukhyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Yojana – The state government of Odisha led by the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mr. Naveen Patnaik has made an announcement that the government has launched the Odisha Mukhyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Yojana. Under this scheme, the state government will provide an allowance to artists (50000). This scheme was launched by the Odisha government for providing a monthly financial assistance to the artists of the state. Before this, the government was providing allowance onlyartists00 artist but now the government has extended the number of the beneficiaries from 40000 to 50000.

Apart from this, the state government has announced regarding the relaxation of age criteria for availing benefits under the scheme. This scheme has been formulated to provide financial assistance to the artists of the state.

What is Odisha Mukhyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Yojana

Below are the major features and the highlights of Odisha Mukhyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Yojana.

  • The main motto of the state government behind launching this scheme is to provide financial assistance to the literature and cultural artists of the state.
  • Under this scheme, the Odisha government will provide Rs. 1200 per month to artists as allowance.
  • Apart from this, the state government has also reduced the age limit for artists to get the allowance from 60 years to 50 years for men and 50 to 40 years for women.
  • Previously, the state government was providing allowance only to 4000 artists but under new scheme the government will provide benefit to 50000 artists of the state.

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The state government of Odisha has made a decision of providing a monthly allowance to as many as 50,000 artists of the state. An announcement in this regard was made by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik after a meeting held at the state secretariat on 15 January 2018.

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