The Union Sports Ministry is implementing a number of important schemes for promotion of sports in the country by developing rural and urban sports infrastructure, competition events and financial assistance for youth development activities.
The Centre has brought many schemes which have benefited a majority of the people in the country and the UPA government hopes to get dividends of it in the forthcoming general elections, Rajiv Shukla said on Sunday.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday launched six schemes aimed at the youth and the underprivileged, including interest-free micro loans and free laptops, with an initial allocation of Rs 20 billion.
The Union Cabinet would consider tomorrow the proposal to merge the 147 Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) into 70 across various sectors for efficient implementation and monitoring in the 12th Five Year Plan.
Slamming the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government for scrapping schemes launched by the previous Mayawati regime, the opposition Bahujan Samaj Party on Saturday asked it to review its decision.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem
Kumar Dhumal announced enhancement of monthly honorarium
for freedom fighters and release of arrears for state
government employees on the occasion of Independence Day.