Odisha increases pension given to World War II soldiers
A proposal to increase the pension amount from Rs 1,000 a month to Rs 6,000 a month was approved by finance minister S B Behera here today.
About 483 persons will be benefited from the government’s decision.
The state government felt that the amount should be hiked keeping in view the market price, Behera said.
The state will now spent Rs 29 lakh per annum in this regard, he added.