Uttarakhand clears scheme of financial assistance to writers

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank has approved a scheme for providing financial assistance to writers for publishing their books.

Dehra Dun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister
Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank has approved a scheme for providing
financial assistance to writers for publishing their books.

The state`s culture department would have the right to
sanction upto Rs 2 lakh to the writers for publication of
their book. However, if the publication requires more than Rs
2 lakh, the department has to forward the matter to the
government, an official release said.

For the purpose, the poet or the writers have to submit
10 copies of their manuscript to the department. The culture
department would have the right to fix the price of the book.
However, the royalty would be paid to the writer, the release
added.

-PTI

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