Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
Promotion of Sports among Female Students
15 JUL 2019
Khelo India Scheme inter-alia provides for bridging gaps in sports infrastructure. Sports Authority of India (SAI) also implements the Schemes of National Sports Talent Contest (NSTC) and Extension Centres of SAI Training Centres (STC)/Special Area Games (SAG) Centres with the aim of promoting sports. These schemes are applicable for all, including girls schools and colleges. In financial year 2018-19 this Ministry spent Rs. 1297.39 crore for sports development details of which are as below:-
- Scheme: Development in sports Institutions Expenditure (Rs. in crore): 483.83
- Scheme: Encouragement and Awards to Sportsperson Expenditure (Rs. in crore): 312.32
- Scheme: Khelo India – National Programme for Development of Sports Expenditure (Rs. in crore): 501.24
“Sports” being a State subject the responsibility of development Sports, including among girls in schools and colleges across the country rests with the State / Union Territory (UT) Governments. Government of India supplements the efforts of State / UT Governments by providing financial assistance through National Sports Federations, training in Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centres and support under Khelo India Scheme.
This information was given by the Minister of State (I/C) Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.