Sports gets Rs 1,121 crore, one-third of last year

Updated: Feb 28, 2011, 17:52 PM IST

New Delhi: The Youth Affairs and Sports
Ministry has been allocated Rs 1,121 crores in the annual
budeget for 2011-12, which is nearly one-third of last year`s
Rs 3,315.67 crores.

In his Budget presented in the Lok Sabha today, Finance
Minister Pranab Mukherjee allocated Rs 1000 crores as plan
outlay while Rs 121 crores will be non-plan.

Expectedly this year`s budget allocation has seen a
sharp reduction as the last two year`s outlay was high due to
Commonwealth Games.

Last year, the budget allocation was Rs 3315.67 crores
while in 2009-10, it was Rs 3,670.13 crores.

Out of the total outlay, Rs 688.67 crores has been
allocated for sports and games while Rs 311.39 crores has been
earmarked for Youth Welfare Scheme.

Other programmes, including Schemes for the Benefit of
North Eastern Area and Sikkim, will get Rs 106 crores. The
remaining 14.52 crores has been allocated under the head
Secretariat-Social Services.

Under the sports and games head, Sports Authority of
India will get the highest amount of Rs 287 crores while Rs
100 crores has been earmarked for Assistance to National
Sports Federations -- as against Rs 112 crores of last year.

Rs 14.50 crores has been allocated for Anti-Doping
Activities, which is just Rs 50 lakh more than last year`s
amount. National Dope Test Laboratory will get Rs 12 crores,
Rs 50 lakh more than last year.

Laxmai National Institute of Physical Education in
Gwalior has been allocated a separate Rd 24.63 crores while Rs
six crores has been earmarked for Incentive to Sportspersons.

The various schemes under Panchayat Yuva Krida aur Khel
Abhiyan (PYKKA) will get Rs 205 crores while Rs 35 crores has
been earmarked for Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme.

There was no allocation for National Sports Development
Fund this year as against Rs 15 crores and Rs 8.12 crores
provided in 2009-10 and 2010-11 respectively.

Among the various heads of Youth Welfare Schemes, the
highest amount of Rs 123.40 crores has been earmarked for
Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan while the National Service Scheme
will get Rs 87.87 crores. Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of
Youth Development has been allocated Rs 10.80 crores.