Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has sanctioned financial assistance of Rs. 9 lacs to Saina Nehwal on her request for engaging the services of a full time exclusive Physiotherapist for 15 months till Rio Olympics in August 2016. The selection of Physiotherapist has been done by Saina Nehwal herself and the assistance will be utilized for payment of monthly remuneration to the Physiotherapist at the rate of Rs. 60,000 per month.
Saina Nehwal has been selected under Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme for financial assistance from National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) for traini
ng as part of preparation for Olympic 2016. She is currently training in Bengaluru at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy at Karnataka Badminton Association and wish to continue her training there till Rio Olympics 2016.
The financial assistance from National Sports Development Fund (NSDF), approved for the Physiotherapist, is out of the contribution made by the India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL), under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, to the Target Olympic Podium Scheme under the National Sports Development Fund. IIFCL has committed Rs. 30 Crore to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for three years under its CSR initiative.