New Delhi: The Government has hiked the prize
money for annual sporting honours, including Rajiv Gandhi Khel
Ratna and Arjuna awards.
The Khel Ratna recipient will walk away with Rs 7.5 lakh
this time, which is Rs 2.5 lakh more than the previous amount.
Those conferred with Dronacharya, Dhyanchand and Arjuna
awards will each get Rs 2 lakh more from this year as their
prize money has been increased to Rs 5 lakh, Minister of State
for Youth Affairs and Sports, Pratik Prakashbapu Patil told
the Lok Sabha today in a written reply to a question.
Besides, the Railway Ministry provides 1st class/2nd AC
complimentary passes to Arjuna Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees,
Olympic Medallists, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games Gold