The Kerala government 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 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," read an official statement.


Kannur's Thalassery is considered to be the cradle of Indian circus.