Odisha Govt Hikes Incentives For Sportspersons

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Tuesday hiked the monthly allowance for sportspersons and inmates of state-run sports hostels in the State.

After an interaction with sportspersons and students of state-run sports hostel, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik made the announcement.

Sportspersons bagging gold medal at national level competitions will get a monthly allowance of Rs 1,000 for one year. For silver and bronze medals, the amount has been hiked to Rs 500 and Rs 300, respectively.

If a medal winner creates a record at the national level and the record is not broken for one year, the record holder will get an additional monthly allowance of Rs 5,000 for one year.

Sportspersons selected for national teams will a get monthly allowance of Rs 1000 for one year.

A separate scheme will be formulated for Sports Department coaches with monetary incentives for performance enhancement.

According to the announcement, the monthly allowance of girl inmates of sports hostels has been increased to Rs 500 and that of boy inmates to Rs 300 from Rs 200 per month.

For out of station participation in recognised sports competition organised by national sports federation (NFS) or similar level, sportspersons will be given an allowance of Rs 300 per day.