Indian state of Meghalaya's sports minister Banteidor Lyngdoh announced on Friday that a cash reward of Rs. 1 crore will be handed out to the football club who manages to qualify for the Indian Super League from the region.
He also announced the prize money for clubs who will successfuly make it to the 2nd division and the top division of the I-League.
Lyngdoh then pointed out that the reason for many football clubs in the region not being able to sustain their operations due to financial constraints was that the government did not hand out any necessary support during these tough times.
"I am honoured to announce cash incentives to football clubs of the state to the tune of Rs 10 lakh for those qualifying for 2nd Division I-League, Rs 40 lakh for those qualifying for I-League and Rs 1 crore for those qualifying for Indian Super League," Lyngdoh said, as reported by The Hindu.
He further said that a tender worth Rs. 34 crorer has been floated to renovate the JN Sports Complex, which will include replacing the artificial turf with a natural turf.
"An indoor multipurpose sports complex will also be constructed on the 5th ground costing about Rs 100 crore. The complex will house facilities like swimming pool, basketball, tennis courts and many other indoor games facilities," he said.