The Odisha Government had launched Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana, a special assistance scheme for elderly weavers.
The scheme was launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the occasion of the second National Handlooms Day (observed on 7th August).
- The scheme aims at improving the financial condition of over 8,000 weavers in the state.
- The beneficiary must have been worked in this field at least preceding 20 years.
- Under it senior weavers above the age of 60 years would get a monthly pension of 500 rupees and those above 80 years would get 700 rupees.
- The pension amounts would be directly sent to the beneficiaries bank accounts.