The Odisha Government today announced old-age pension for additional five lakh beneficiaries in the State under the Madhu Babu Pension Yojana.
Announcing this, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that not a single eligible beneficiary will be left out of the scheme. The new beneficiaries would avail the benefits under the scheme from December 15.
With this, total 48 lakh persons in the State would get old-age pension of Rs 300 and Rs 500 per month as per the criteria. While people aged between 60 and 80 years get Rs 300 old-age pension, beneficiaries aged above 80 years will receive Rs 500 every month under the scheme.
Besides, Patnaik also declared that 40,000 artists will get assistance of Rs 1200 per month under the Mukhya Mantri Kalakar Sahayata Yojana with effective from December 15.
The CM directed the district Collectors to disburse the assistance to beneficiaries under both the schemes from December 15 to 20 by organising special camps.