05 March 2019
Bhubaneswar: In a bid to assist and boost the morale sculptors of Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced 'Mukhya Mantri Karigar' Sahayata yojana.
Under this programme, sculptors with annual income below Rs 1 lakh will be eligible for a monthly assistance of Rs 800. Besides, senior sculptors over 80 years in age will get Rs 1000 as pension per month.
The district collectors will head a team which will select beneficiaries for the programme and the cash benefits would be distributed through the Block Development Officers.