Odisha govt announces incentives for sportspersons

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced incentives for state’s sportspersons.

Based on the feedback after detailed interaction with the Sports Hostel students, the Chief Minister announced several incentives to encourage sportspersons of the state for excellence.

As per the announcement, the monthly allowance of girl students at all the Sports hostels is enhanced to Rs 500, and that of boy students is enhanced to Rs 300 per month.

For out of station participation in recognised sports competition organised by NSF or similar level, all sportspersons will be given a daily allowance of Rs 300 per day.

 Sportspersons achieving Gold medal at National Level competitions will get a monthly allowance of Rs 1000 for one year. For Silver and Bronze medals, the amount will be Rs 500 and Rs 300.

Sports Hostel students will get this amount in addition to their monthly allowances, said a statement from the CMO.

It said that if the medal winners create a record at the National level and the record is not broke for one year, then the record holder will get an additional monthly allowance of Rs.5000 for one year.

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

Besides, a separate scheme will be formulated for Sports Departments Coaches with monetary incentives for performance enhancement.