Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said that the ammunition will be delivered at the doorstep of the Indian shooters so that without travelling away from their home they could resume training. Amid covid-19 pandemic at the same time Olympic core shooters resumed training that were dwelling in and around national capital in July and August on their own after the Sports Authority of India decided to open Dr Karni Singh Range but those living elsewhere could not risk travelling under contemporary circumstances, making do with training at home. 

Source: Indian Express

Rijiju, who visited the range on Wednesday managed to address the current situation and spoke to the shooters himself. "Checked the facilities at Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range. Training is resumed and all fitness safety measures are in vicinity. Taken selection that quality fine ammunitions for our top shooters will be made available at their doorsteps whenever they may be training," Rijiju tweeted along pics of his go to the range.

He also interacted with shooters at KSSR and announced that all the equipments as well as ammunition will be provided to the Olympic core group, TOPS Developmental Group, Khelo India athletes so that they can train at their home range during Covid -19 without having to travel.

The national Rifle association of India (NRAI) had initially planned to organise an obligatory training camp for its Olympic core organization from August 1 but was forced to postpone it indefinitely due to a surge in Covid cases across the country.

Source: Times of India

Adhering to the fitness and safety protocols, a handful of shooters, part of the core organization, were training at the facility since it became reopened for use on July 8.

Shooters such as world Cup medallist Sanjeev Rajput, Manu Bhaker and Anish Bhanwala had been training here for many weeks now along shotgun marksmen like Sheeraz Sheikh and Mairaj Ahmad Khan.

Both Bhaker and Rajput are quota holders for the Tokyo Olympics. Bhanwala also has a brilliant scope of making the Indian group for the games. A total of 15 Indian shooters have secured quota places for the Olympic Games, postponed to subsequent 12 months due to the raging pandemic.