Department of MSME and Export Promotion under Uttar Pradesh Government has launched pension scheme for providing livelihood assistance to old aged artisans of the State who are not capable of living due to economic inefficiency and increasing age. This scheme has started in the view of feelings of artisans awarded by various awards and titles from Central and State Govt. towards arts and for their contribution in increasing the state’s pride.
- Those artisans who are awarded by National Handicraft Award/National Efficiency Award/State Handicraft Award/State Efficiency Award and Shilp Guru Award are eligible for this scheme.
- Age of the artisan must be over 50 years.
- For physically disabled artisan/handicraftman, age must be over 40 years.
- Under the scheme, Rs. 1000 will be directly transferred to the artisan’s bank account every month from the headquarter.
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