Good News For Bengal Folk Artistes

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Kolkata: It is a good news for all the folk artistes who are sruggling against the poverty. After the hugely successful Lok Prasar Prakalpa, comes another initiative by the Bengal Government for folk artistes – an online platform, using which one can easily approach the government to engage artistes who are enrolled under the Lok Prasar Prakalpa.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had introduced the scheme, Lok Prasar Prakalpa to extend support to folk artistes across the state and to revive many art forms on the verge of extinction. The online platform would be made accessible via a link in the official portal of the Bengal Government, Egiye Bangla.

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In the first year itself, as many as 84,720 folk artistes were brought under the scheme, and gradually around 2 lakh artistes have been brought under its purview. The plan is to introduce the online platform during the next financial year, that is, 2018-19.

Clicking on the link will take the user to another webpage, on which the details regarding the programme for which artistes enrolled under the Lok Prasar Prakalpa have been sought, need to be typed in. After going through the details of the programme, concerned State Government officials will take the required steps.

At present, one needs to approach district authorities for engaging the artistes enrolled under the scheme. With the introduction of the online platform, engaging them would be possible from any part of the globe.