The ministry also extended financial help under the TOP scheme for sending training partners and officials with the Indian wrestling team to the US for training and participation in competitions during August-September this year.
Seven training partners have been selected by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for seven wrestlers. They will be accompanied by three officials.
The ministry will provide around $43,700 (Rs.28.8 lakh) as total cost of the tour, which includes training of the team members and their participation in the competition. The amount includes a sum of $27,500 (Rs.18.1 lakh) for 10 team members (seven training partners and three officials) for 22 days as part of the tournament participating wrestlers training.