Mukhyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Yojana (MMKSY) in Odisha – Allowance for Artists

Odisha govt. has launched Mukhyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Yojana (MMKSY) 2024 to provide financial assistance of Rs. 1200 per month to 50,000 artists across several districts of state
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Odisha govt. has launched Mukhyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Yojana (MMKSY) for artists. Subsequently, artists will receive a financial assistance of Rs. 1200 per month. Under this scheme, male artists with minimum 50 years of age and female artists with minimum 40 years of age can avail the financial assistance under this scheme. This scheme will benefit around 50,000 artists across the state.

MMKSY is essential to keep culture and heritage intact. Accordingly, state govt. lifts previous age limits of 60 years for men and 50 years for women artists. Moreover the assistance amount has been increased from Rs. 1000 to Rs. 1200 p.m. In addition to this, state govt. will now provide allowance to 50000 beneficiaries as compared to 4,000 previously.

Odisha govt. has assigned the responsibility of identification of beneficiaries to the District Cultural Councils. This council will select the beneficiaries from all districts for MMKSY. Odisha govt. has made an announcement and launched this scheme earlier on 15 January 2018.

Mukhyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Yojana (MMSKY) – Features

The important features and highlights of this Artist Allowance Scheme are as follows:-

  • MMKSY scheme will provide Rs. 1200 p.m allowance to artists. Earlier, the artist allowance amount was Rs. 1000 p.m
  • Subsequently, the state govt. will give this allowance amount to 50,000 artists across various districts across the state. Previously, govt. was providing allowance to only 4000 artists.
  • Accordingly, Male artists with 50 years and female artists with 40 years of age will get this allowance. Previously, the age limit for male artists was 60 years and for female was 50 years.
  • Moreover under this new scheme for artists, district cultural council will identify the beneficiaries. Previously, cultural department was given the authority for identification of artists.
  • Furthermore, MMKSY will facilitate the identification of artists from all districts.

This scheme is a historic move of the state govt. for the welfare of artists. Artists form a very important part of the society and helps to keep the culture and our heritage intact.

Budget Allocation for Mukhyamantri Kalakara Sahayata Yojana

The budget statement reads “Rs. 135 crore for the promotion of Odia Language, Culture, and Heritage, which includes Rs. 51 crore for Mukhyamantri Kalakara Sahayata Yojana and Rs. 8 crore for preservation, conservation and protection of
monuments and sites which reflect the rich cultural heritage of our state.”

19 thoughts on “Mukhyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Yojana (MMKSY) in Odisha – Allowance for Artists”

  1. Respected Sir, Can I get the Application Form of Mukshyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Yojana in this side?

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  2. Respected Sir,

    I have applied Mukshyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Yojana, please suggest me how do I know the status of the Kalakar Sahayata Yojana and is there any option to check the status. Please assist.

    I am waiting for your reply.


    • Pls sir can u tell me how can I apply this form now and which documents is needed
      And I’m which website this online application form is available

  3. KRUPASINDHU MOHARANA from ganjam podapadar village tabla, pakhauj, mrudnga completed date 1984 .i want appley from pension kindley help you. Thanks

  4. jay jagannatha,Respected sir i am a kalakar and i have a music institution at Jatni block ,khordha district,known as PRATIDHWANI KALA SANSAD ,This institution working for the local artists and 120 kalakar are the members of this organisation as well as members of (BKSS) your dream project for local artists.our institution sucusesh the awarness programme ( P E E T H A) in 15 panchayat under Jatni Block

  5. Respected Sir,
    I want to apply this scheme , can you help me where is the online application form of this side? plz reply.
    Thank you.


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