Edited By: Vivek Ganapathy
Last Updated: February 01, 2023, 16:07 IST
India’s finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled the finances for the 2023-24 fiscal yr on the parliament on Wednesday and the sports activities sector is about to obtain its highest-ever allocation of a whooping sum of Rupees Rs 3,397.32 crores.
The spike in the allocation accounts for a rise of over Rupees 700 Crores from the earlier fiscal yr.
Sports Authority of India, which takes care of organising nationwide camps for athletes, offering infrastructure and gear to athletes, appointment of coaches and sustaining sports activities infrastructure, amongst others, is about to obtain Rs 785.52 crore in the yr whereas Khelo Indian has been allotted Rs 1045 crores, probably the most for any Indian entity in the stipulated time period.
National Sports Federation stand to obtain Rs 325 crore as National Service Scheme may even obtain the identical finances.
Rupees 15 crores will probably be issued to National Sports Development in the 2023-24 interval.
This yr’s finances has additionally allotted Rs 13 crore for the National Centre of Sports Science and Research citing the significance and relevance of the development in sport science in current instances.
National Anti Doping Agency, NADA, will obtain Rs 21.73 crores, whereas the National Drug Testing Lab, NDTL, which carries out the assessments is about to be issued Rs 19.5 crores.
With the Asian Games 2023 across the nook and the Paris Olympics looming giant on the horizon, the federal government feels that the injection of extra funds into the sector would bolster India’s probability to shine on the worldwide stage.
India loved a superb outing on the Commonwealth Games in the yr 2022. The nation ended the multisport occasion in Birmingham with a tally of 61 medals, of which 22 have been gold, 16 have been silver and 23 of the remainder have been bronze medals.
The nation’s programme for the event of sports activities, Khelo India, has obtained an amazing response over time and has aided in unearthing among the most interesting uncooked expertise current in varied sports activities in India.
(With inputs from PTI)
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