Govt to offer Rs 50,000 each to 2,000 artistes and technicians of Assam


GUWAHATI, Dec 17: The Assam Government will provide an amount of Rs 50,000 each as a one-time grant to 2,000 artistes and technicians of the state. Assam Cultural Affairs Minister Naba Kumar Doley said today that his department would soon implement the directive of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to provide the one-time financial incentive to artistes and technicians of the State, a release issued by the Chief Minister’s office stated.

The State Government has decided to offer the financial assistance under the ‘Silpi Sambardhana’ and ‘Bhramyaman Theatre Silpi Aru Kala-Kushali Achoni’ and both these schemes. Nagaranam, Ojapali artistes along with folk artistes of different indigenous art forms of various communities and tribes of the State would be provided the one-time financial grant under the ‘Silpi Sambardhana’ scheme, the release added.

Grassroots artistes would also be brought under its ambit.

On the other hand, the State Government has also decided to offer financial assistance to artistes and technicians engaged in mobile theatre groups considering the contribution of mobile theatres to the cultural landscape of the State. The financial assistance schemes are expected to encourage the artistes and technicians to engage in their creative pursuits with renewed vigour, the release concluded.