The Odisha government has launched Mukhyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Yojana (MMKSY) for literature and cultural artists of the state. Under this scheme, artists will receive a financial assistance of Rs. 1200 per month. In it, male artists with minimum 50 years of age and female artists with minimum 40 years of age can avail the financial assistance. This scheme will benefit around 50,000 artists across the state.