The CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala has decided to provide pension to former circus artistes in the state and allocated Rs 1.13 crore for the same. The decision was taken after a group of circus artistes met Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan during his recent visit to Kannur district and appraised him of their plight. "An order has been issued sanctioning a total of Rs. 1,13,20,000 for giving pension to former circus artistes," an official statement said here. Thalassery in Kannur district is considered to be the cradle of Indian circus.
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