Maharashtra sports department gave Rs one crore for shooter Rahi Sarnobat, who hails from Kolhapur district in western Maharashtra, has qualified for the next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
“For Rahi, I have already proposed to the Maharashtra government (to allot) more than Rs one crore. So let’s see. We have proposed to the government and they will take a proper decision (on it),” state sports commissioner Omprakash Bakoria told PTI.
He also took to Twitter and sought proposals from different sports associations and players from the state who require funds.
“My humble request to all players and different sports Associations/Federation of Maharashtra to send us proposal for financial assistances immediately so that we can expedite the process. It’s financial assistance to emerging players for their training and other expenditure,” Bakoria tweeted.
He said most of the players were not aware of the schemes and hence he has made a request to them.
Among other things, the players who can seek funds need to have resided in Maharashtra for 15 years, and should have won at least one medal in junior or senior nationals competitions.