In addition, under the government’s “Improvement of Sports Facilities at J&K” (PMDP) program of the government, 30 sports infrastructure projects, as well as sports equipment, have been sanctioned in the Himalayan UTs of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh amounting to INR 273.85 crore.
New Delhi, 15 March: To boost sports participation in the country, including in the Himalayan region, the Ministry of Youth and Sports has implemented a number of programs aimed at broadening the sport and promoting excellence in sports. Under the Khelo India scheme, 77 sports infrastructure projects of different categories have been sanctioned in the Himalayan region at the amount of INR 506.13 crore.
In addition, 24 sports academies have been accredited and 199 Khelo India Centers (at district level) and 11 Khelo India State Centers of Excellence have been approved under the Khelo India program in the Himalayan region. In addition, under the government’s J&K Sports Facility Improvement Program (PMDP), 30 sports infrastructure projects, along with sports equipment, have been sanctioned in the Himalayan UTs of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh for the amount of INR 273.85 crore. .
The Ministry of Youth and Sports implements the following programs for the development of sports in the country including the Himalayan region: (i) Khelo India programme; (ii) Assistance to national sports federations; (iii) Special awards to winners of international sporting events and their coaches; (iv) National sports awards; (v) Pension to deserving athletes; (vi) Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Sports Welfare Fund; (vii) National Sports Development Fund; (viii) Operate sports training centers through the Sports Authority of India; and (ix) Improvement of sports facilities at J&K (PMDP). The details of the above programs are available in the public domain on the websites of this ministry and the Sports Authority of India. Funds are allocated by plan, not by state. In the past three years, INR 4,694.92 crore has been allocated and INR 4,590.89 crore has been released under the various sports development programs of this ministry.
This information was given by Youth and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur in a written response to Lok Sabha. (Agencies)