The West Bengal Government has planned to commence from next month a monthly stipend/pension for Old Writers and Litterateurs.
In the first phase of this plan:
- 170 people will be awarded Rs 1,500 each.
- 100 theatre troops will be given an annual grant of Rs 3,500 each.
- 120 veteran Jatra Artists and 215 Folk Artists will be given Rs 7,000 each.
- The state’s 100 folk troops will also be given Rs 5,000 as a single time grant.