Hyderabad, Aug 28 :
The Rajasekhara Reddy Government on Friday considerably increased the cash award to be given to the Nandi Award winners in the Nandi Natakotsavalu category.
A release here on Friday said that the new amount of cash prize comes into effect from this year. The Nandi Natakotsavalu Award winners are till now being paid a cash reward of Rs 7. 52 lakh. This has now been increased to Rs 14.99 lakh, which is almost double. Nandi Awards are being presented every year to personalities in various categories, including best actor, best director and best music director in different sections like mythological, social and in playlet section.