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Odisha Announces Monthly Financial Aid For Senior Weavers and artisans

Bhubaneswar:14/2w/24: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced a new scheme to provide monthly financial assistance to senior weavers and artisans in Odisha.

As per the provisions of the scheme, women weavers, their assistants, and artisans of handicrafts sector in the age group of 40 to 80 years will get monthly financial assistance of Rs 2,000 each, said the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) in a statement.

Similarly, male weavers, their assistants, and artisans in the age group of 50 to 80 years will get the monthly financial aid.

However, the weavers and the artisans above 80 years of age are eligible for Rs 2,500 as monthly aid, added the CMO.

Earlier, the state government was providing monthly financial assistance of Rs 500 to senior weavers and Rs 700 to those above 80 years but there was no such provision for artisans of handicrafts sector, sources said.

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