Khel Ratna, Arjuna prize money increased

Khel Ratna, Arjuna prize money increased 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 medallists.

Bureau Report