Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday has decided to raise the prize money for the prestigious Konark Samman from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh.

The announcement was made by Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister for Tourism and Culture, Odisha while presiding over the state Cultural Council meeting.

Konark Samman is presented by the state government to honour eminent persons for their contribution for the enrichment of culture in the country.