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Sports Ministry to spend Rs 190 crore for training of Asian Games and CWG bound athletes

Sports Ministry will now spend 190 crore on training of athletes and also has renewed the recognition of 38 National Sports Federations (NSFs) for the year 2022.

The allotted Rs 190 crore will be spend by the Sports Ministry on athletes for their training, foreign exposure, equipment and support staff for the upcoming Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games. 38 NSFs got renewal of recognition for the year 2022. Along with that the renewal of recognition of the remaining NSFs is under consideration.

The ministry has finalised the Annual Calendar of Training & Competitions for 33 sports disciplines. The quantum of assistance for national championships has increased to Rs 51 lakh for high priority, priority and Indian traditional sports. For general category sports the assistance is now Rs 30 lakh. Allowance for general sports training kit (like track suits, T-Shirts, shorts, warm up shoes etc.) has been doubled to Rs 20,000 per athlete once a year for the national campers.

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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