Bhubaneswar: Odia Language, Literature and Culture Department of the Odisha Government today issued a notification to provide pension @Rs. 1200 per month for 3 months i.e. October, November, December in advance to 34,653 numbers of artists under Mukhyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Yojana.
The decision to provide advance pension to artists was taken in view of the Covid pandemic situation, said a press note issued by the department.
An amount of Rs 12, 47, 50, 800 will be disbursed as pension to the artists, the press note added.