A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda here. The meeting approved amendment in Sports Policy 2009 which resulted in increase of award money.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, Hooda said that all players participating in the Olympic Games would get Rs 11 lakh each. Similarly, players participating in Asian, Commonwealth and Asian Para Games would get Rs 2 lakh each.
As per the earlier Sports Policy, there was no provision of any cash award for participation in any of the tournaments.
He said that the players from Haryana winning gold, silver and bronze medal in the Olympic Games would now get Rs 2.50 crore, Rs 1.50 crore and Rs one crore respectively. Asian Games gold, silver and bronze medalists would now get Rs 25 lakh, Rs 15 lakh and Rs 10 lakh respectively instead of Rs 10, seven and five lakh given earlier.
Commonwealth Games gold, silver and bronze medalists from Haryana would get Rs 15 lakh, Rs 10 lakh and Rs 5 lakh respectively instead of Rs 3 lakh, Rs 5 lakh and Rs 3 lakh.
Hooda said that Asian Para Games gold medalists would now get Rs 25 lakh, whereas as per the earlier policy, it was Rs 1 lakh only.
He said that silver and bronze medalists in Asian Para Games would now get Rs 15 and Rs 10 lakh respectively instead of earlier Rs 75,000 and Rs 50,000. More