Kerala government to give pension to circus artistes

Monday, Apr 17, 2017,19:17 IST By anju A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | 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.