Maken sanctions ex-gratia assistance to an archer
Rani Dutta, who has played in various national and international archery competitions, has been living in indigent condition.
The Ministry came to know through a news item that the archer was forced to sell her bow to repair her mud house. Taking cognizance of her poor financial position, Maken sanctioned the ex-gratia to the archer.
Under the Scheme of National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons, the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports provides lump sum financial assistance to outstanding sportspersons of the past, who are facing financial distress.