The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has said that sufficient funds are available for Youth and Sports activities. Scheme-wise allocation of funds for Youth Affairs and Sports during the current financial year are given in Annexure-I.
The Ministry is implementing various schemes for the improvement/development of youth and sports activities in the country:
Department of Youth Affairs:
- i) Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS)
- ii) National Service Scheme (NSS)
iii) Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD)
- iv) National Youth Corps (NYC)
- v) National Programme for Youth and Adolescent Development (NPYAD)
- vi) International Cooperation
viii)Assistance to Scouting and Guiding Organisations
- ix) National Young Leaders Programme (NYLP)
Department of Sports
- x) Rajiv Gandhi KhelAbhiyan (RGKA)
- xi) Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme
xii)Scheme of Assistance to National Sports Federations
xiii)National Sports Development Fund (NSDF)
xiv)Talent Search & Training (TS&T)/Scheme of Human Resource Development in Sports
- xv) Scheme of Special Cash Awards
xvi)Scheme of Pension to Meritorious Sportspersons
xvii)Scheme of Sports and Games for persons with disabilities
xviii)Grant-in-aid to Sports Authority of India (SAI)
xix)Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Educations (LNIPE)
- xx) Anti Doping activities (NADA+NDTL+WADA)
xxi)National Institute of Sports Science & Sports Medicine
xxii)National Institute of Sports Coaching
xxiii)National Physical Fitness Programme Resource Centre at Gwalior
xxiv)Scheme for Identification and Nurturing of Sporting Talent in the Country (INSTAL)-Sports Schools at District Level
xxv)Enhancement of Sports Facility in J & K
xxvi)National Sports University, Manipur
xxvii)National Sports Talent Search System Programme
The details of scheme wise allocation and expenditure under the various schemes/ programmes during each of the last three years and the current year is at Annexure-II.
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today Shri Sonowal said, the Department of Sports does not maintain data about the sportspersons benefited under various schemes as the funds in respect of various schemes are given to the National Sports Federations and the State Governments/Union Territories although ultimate beneficiaries are sportspersons.
The Minister said, release of grants under Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) and Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme (USIS) are demand-driven and made against proposals received from States /UTs and other eligible entities, and which are complete in all respects as per provisions of the respective Scheme and subject to the condition that no Utilisation Certificate (UC) is pending from the concerned State/UT against grants released by this Directorate. Complete proposals (subject to no pendency of UC) are processed for release of grants within two weeks of its receipt. As on date, no proposal received from any State/UT, is pending beyond two weeks.