Budget Enhancement for Sports

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The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C), Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Vijay Goel addressing at the inauguration of the Khelo India National Level Competitions, in New Delhi on January 15, 2017.

• Budget for sports has been enhanced by 40 % since last year. This is because of the initiative and interest of the Prime Minister that he is taking in sports.

• Funds for promotion of sports among disabled will be done now from the funds allotted from Khelo India Programme and hence only a token amount has been provided.

• Contributions have been asked from the Public Sector Undertakings for the National Sports Development Fund so as to enhance the sports activities and promotion of players.

• A talent search portal is being launched for identification and nurturing of sporting talent in the country. To start with, a sum of Rs. 50 lakh has been kept for this purpose. Funds have been separately designated for nurturing and developing sports talent.

• National-level competitions have been organized under the Khelo India Programme so as to initiate a sporting culture in the country. Also, rural games are being planned to be held in the near future.

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