Delhi's Olympic gold medal winners to get Rs 3 crore

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New Delhi : The Delhi government on Tuesday hiked the cash incentive for a gold medal winner in Olympics/Paralympics from Delhi from Rs 1 crore to Rs 3 crore.

Similarly, silver and bronze medal winners will now get Rs 2 crore and Rs 1 crore respectively.

"Good news for sportspersons from Delhi. Cabinet approves Rs 3 crore cash incentive for Olympic gold medallists; Rs 2 crore for silver medallists; Rs 1 crore for bronze," Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted.

"Similarly, Asiad gold medallists will now get Rs 1 crore from Delhi government; 75 lakh for silver and Rs 50 lakh for bronze," he said.

The player should be a resident of Delhi for the last three years.