In the last five years, the government has invested Rs 65 crore on Indian men’s hockey teams

The government announced on Thursday that it has spent over Rs 65 crore on Indian men’s hockey teams in the last five years, in addition, to close to Rs 104 crore on 20 hockey-related infrastructure projects.

The government announced on Thursday that it has spent over Rs 65 crore on Indian men’s hockey teams in the last five years, in addition, to close to Rs 104 crore on 20 hockey-related infrastructure projects. The money was used for coaching camps, tournaments, and other expenses, according to the administration. “During the last five years, i.e., 2016-17 to 2020-21, an amount of Rs. 45.05 crore has been spent on the senior hockey men’s team and Rs. 20.23 crore on the junior hockey men’s team towards coaching camps, foreign competitions, domestic competitions, salary of coaches, equipment, and so on,” Sports Minister Anurag Thakur wrote in his written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

“In addition, since 2016-17, 20 infrastructure projects totaling Rs. 103.98 crore have been sanctioned under the Khelo India Scheme for hockey.” The senior men’s hockey team returned from the Tokyo Olympics with a historic bronze medal.