How much money did the Indian government spend on badminton over the last four years?
With an upward curve in India's badminton success in the last decade with Olympic medals, World Championship crowns and now a Thomas Cup win - find out how much the government has shelled out to promote the sport.
Indian badminton has been scaling new heights for the past decade. Right from Saina Nehwal's Olympic bronze in 2012 to the successful campaign at the 2022 Thomas Cup, the Indian shuttlers have achieved almost everything there is to achieve in the sport.
How much money did the Indian government invest over the years?
The Indian government, from the 2017-18 financial year, has spent a total of INR 67.19 crore till the year 2021-22 so far. This includes everything from camps, exposures, and training equipment, to the salary payment of Indian and foreign coaches.
Over and above this, coaches Mathias Boe and Park Tae-Sang were being paid INR 7 lakh and INR 10 lakh per month respectively.