"A sum of Rs 40 crore was given to 36 medal winners of the 17th Asian Games held in South Korea during 2014, and 33 participating players were awarded cash prizes of Rs 1.65 crore," a state government spokesman said.

"Cash prizes of Rs 8.5 crore were given to eight medal winners in Para-Asian Games and Rs 55 lakh to 11 participants. Also, cash prizes of Rs 90 lakh were given to 28 medal winners at the international level during 2013-14, and over Rs 1.5 crore to 42 participants in sports competitions at the international level during 2014-15," he said.


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