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Hockey players to get monthly allowance from TOPS, training money sanctioned for Sushil

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) of the Sinistry today approved a monthly allowance of Rs 50,000 for each of the 18 members of the men's team under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).

The monthly allowance under TOPS has been started by the ministry last year but the team is getting the pocket allowance for the first time.

The decision to include was taken after India's performance improved under new as they finished runners up in in the

The women's team could be included in the TOPS after reviewing its performance in the upcoming and the following

Among the other notable decisions taken, double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar has been sanctioned Rs 6.62 lakh for hiring two sparring partners and a during his ongoing training stint in Another Rs 3.22 lakh has been sanctioned for Bajrang Punia and Sumit for their training and tournament participation in

Boxer got an extension under TOPS scheme after qualifying for

Among the other sports, received a total grant of Rs 21.76 lakh. It includes Rs. 7.76 lakh sanctioned for the month-long training program of Pranati Nayak's training in Another Rs 14 lakh (approximate) has been sanctioned for the 32-day program including a training camp in for and

will get Rs 12.57 lakh for his training (under Angel Gimenez Alonso), competition and equipment expenses leading up to

A total of Rs 11.48 lakh has been budgeted for the purchase of equipment for three compound archers Trisha Deb, and and one

Further, Rs 4.04 lakh has been sanctioned for the engagement of Italian to train India's compound archers for a period of 10 days at the ahead of

The four compound archers who will be trained are Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan, and

and will get Rs 3.55 lakh for their training, competition (to be accompanied by coach Yashpal Solanki) and equipment expenses ahead of the Asian Games. The committee also decided to exclude Tulika Mann from the TOPS scheme due to her recent below-par performances.

However there was bad for Wushu as Uchit Sharma, Arupama Devi and Budha Chandra have been excluded from the TOPS scheme due to below par performance and non-inclusion in the Asian Games squad.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 17:25 IST