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

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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