Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Rajasthan to allot free land to Olympics, Asian, Commonwealth winners

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced allotment of free land to medal winner Rajasthani players in Olympics, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games and providing coaching and preparatory expenses to probables for Delhi Commonwealth Games.

Presenting the state Budget in the Assembly today, Mr Gehlot said 25 bighas of land in IG Canal area, would be allotted free to 12 Rajasthani players who had won medals for India in Olympics, Asian Games or Commonwealth Games.

Similar land allotment in Command area would be made on reserved price to those players from the state who had represented India in these Games.

Besides, the state government would also bear expenses up to Rs one lakh per player for training or preparation of probables from the state for the next Asian Games in New Delhi.

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