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प्रधानमंत्री आवास योजना Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY)
माननीय प्रधानमंत्री ने राष्ट्र की स्वतंत्रता के 75 वर्ष पूर्ण हो जाने पर वर्ष 2022 तक सभी के लिए आवास की परिकल्पना की है। इस उद्येश्य की प्राप्ति के लिए केन्द्र सरकार ने एंक व्यापक मिशन "2022 तक सबके लिए आवास" शुरू किया है। 25 जून 2015 को प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी ने इस बहुप्रतीक्षित योजना को प्रधानमंत्री आवास योजना के नाम से प्रारम्भ किया है।
Hon’ble Prime Minister envisioned housing for All by 2022 when the Nation completes 75 years of its Independence. In order to achieve this objective, Central Government has launched a comprehensive mission “Housing for All by 2022”. This much awaited scheme has been launched by the Prime Minister of India, Sh. Narendra Modi on 25th June, 2015 as Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
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Indigent Artist Pension Scheme : Unstarred Questin in Loksabha

Indigent Artist Pension Scheme

Whether the Government has taken any steps to increase the number of pension holders as well as amount of financial assistance in respect of artists in indigent circumstances under the ''Indigent Artist Pension Scheme''; 

The number of indigent artists in Odisha who have been benefitted under the ‘Indigent Artist Pension Scheme’ during the last two years;

The financial assistance disbursed to Odisha in this regard during the last two years;

Whether the share of Central Government under the ''Indigent Artist Pension Scheme'' to Odisha is yet to be released; and

If so, the details including the amount of assistance in this regard?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF CULTURE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 132                                                     ANSWERED ON: 25.04.2016

Indigent Artist Pension Scheme

KULAMANI SAMAL
Will the Minister of CULTURE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has taken any steps to increase the number of pension holders as well as amount of financial assistance in respect of artists in indigent circumstances under the ''Indigent Artist Pension Scheme''; 

(b) the number of indigent artists in Odisha who have been benefitted under the ‘Indigent Artist Pension Scheme’ during the last two years;

(c) the financial assistance disbursed to Odisha in this regard during the last two years;

(d) whether the share of Central Government under the ''Indigent Artist Pension Scheme'' to Odisha is yet to be released; and

(e) if so, the details including the amount of assistance in this regard?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (I/C) FOR CULTURE AND TOURISM AND MINISTER OF STATE FOR CIVIL AVIATION
(Dr. MAHESH SHARMA)

(a) (i) Yes, Madam. The Expert Committee constituted under “Artistes Pension Scheme & Welfare Fund” recommended 184 additional indigent artistes for artistes pension in its Meeting held on 8th & 9th January, 2015. (ii) At present there is no proposal to enhance the amount of financial assistance including pension amount to the individual indigent artist.

(b) The number of indigent artistes in Odisha who have been benefitted under the ‘Artist Pension Scheme & Welfare Fund’ was 274 upto December, 2014. The number of such artistes was increased to 300 by addition of 26 more indigent artistes belonging to Odisha as recommended by Expert Committee in its Meeting held on 8th & 9th January, 2015.

(c) The financial assistance amounting to Rs. 1.88 crore has been disbursed during the last two years to those artistes of Odisha who furnished all required documents i.e. Life/Income Certificate & bank details etc.

(d) No, Madam. The grant under the Scheme stands released to beneficiaries.

(e) Does not arise in view of reply to part (d) above.

Source : Loksabha
[http://164.100.47.190/loksabhaquestions/annex/8/AU132.pdf]

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