New Delhi: Sports activities Minister Anurag Thakur on Wednesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for extending Khelo India Scheme by one other 5 years and rising its budgetary allocation by 48 per cent.
To attain the dual targets of mass participation and promotion of excellence in sports activities, the federal government determined to proceed the scheme of ‘Khelo India ? Nationwide Programme for Improvement of Sports activities’ over the fifteenth Finance Fee Cycle (2021-22 to 2025-26) at an outlay of Rs 3165.50 crore.
“On behalf of the Ministry and all stakeholders, I specific our deep gratitude to the Prime Minister for extending the tenure of Khelo India Scheme for an additional 5 years in addition to bringing it into nationwide prominence by rising its budgetary allocation by 48% in Funds 2022 and together with it within the PM’s Awards Scheme”, Thakur stated in a PIB launch.
The Khelo India Scheme is the flagship central sector scheme of the Sports activities Ministry.
The Ministry stated the parts of the Scheme have been rearranged and rationalized by merging/subsuming comparable ones, thus condensing the 12 current into following 5 parts.
They’re “Creation and Upgradation of Sports activities Infrastructure, Sports activities Competitions and Expertise Improvement, Khelo India Centres and Sports activities Academies, Match India Motion and Promotion of Inclusiveness by means of Sports activities”.
The federal government additionally permitted the continuation of Scheme of Help to Nationwide Sports activities Federations with an outlay of Rs. 1575 crore for the fifteenth Finance Fee Cycle (2021-22 to 2025-26).
The Scheme of Help to NSFs is the principle supply of funding for preparation of nationwide groups for all main nationwide and worldwide competitions, together with the Olympic Video games, Para-Olympics, Asian Video games, Para Asian Video games, and Commonwealth Video games (CWG).