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Delhi to double cash incentives for medal winners

Posted on Aug 24 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Aug 24 : The cash incentives for Delhi players winning medals in international, national and state tournaments in all sports will be doubled, Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung said Sunday.

Announcing the measure, he said that there will be liberal allocation of funds for promotion of sports in Delhi.

"The allocation will be doubled in the current year and will be further increased in the coming years," he added.

Jung also directed the department of education to prepare a vision and a strategy to promote sports at mass level across the city and to produce champions in every game.

The cash incentives varies from Rs 2,000 for zonal level medal winner to Rs.1 crore for Olympics gold medal winner.

Cash incentives are being provided in 24 categories of sport events.

The Delhi government has also decided to provide cash incentive to the coaches of sports persons who bring laurels to the country in Olympic Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and World Championships.

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