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Kerala govt to give pension to circus artistes

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

The CPI(M)-led in 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 Chief Minister 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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First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 18:57 IST