West Bengal Government to start monthly stipend for Old Writers and Litterateurs

3/31/2013
The West Bengal Government has announced initiation of monthly stipend for old writers and litterateurs in the state.
In the first phase of this plan:


  • 170 writers and litterateurs would be awarded with 1500 rupees each and the pension scheme will start from April 2013.
  • 100 theatre troops in the state will be given with a yearly grant of 3500 rupees each. 
  • 120 jatra artists and 215 Folk artists of the state will be provided a grant of 7000 rupees. 
  • 100 folk troops will be given with a single time grant of 5000 rupees.
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