Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the scheme ‘Mukhya Mantri Karigar Sahayata’ for financial assistance to craftsmen. The nodal department of the scheme is the Directorate of handicrafts.
Craftsmen with 10 years of experience and having annual income below Rs.1 lakh are eligible to get an assistance of Rs.800 per month. For craftsmen above 80 years of age would get Rs.1000 per month allowance for those has the same experience and annual income as above.
Annual income certificate, residence proof, experience certificate and age proof are required to produce for availing the benefits of the scheme.For selection of beneficiaries, a selection committee will be constituted in the district level under collectors of the respective districts.