₹13.73 crore launched until date for para-sportspersons: Rijiju

₹13.73 crore launched until date for para-sportspersons: Rijiju


Regardless of sports activities being a ‘state topic’ beneath the Indian Structure, the union authorities has been allocating funds scheme-wise since 2016-17, Rijiju stated in a written reply.

PTI, New Delhi

PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 06:52 PM IST

The federal government has launched 13.73 crore for the disabled sportspersons until date beneath the Khelo India Scheme, Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju informed the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

Regardless of sports activities being a ‘state topic’ beneath the Indian Structure, the union authorities has been allocating funds scheme-wise since 2016-17, Rijiju stated in a written reply.

“Funds are allotted by the Union Authorities Scheme-wise, not State/Union Territory-wise. Underneath one of many verticals of the Khelo India Scheme, particularly ‘Promotion of sports activities amongst individuals with disabilities’ funds to the tune of 13.73 crore have been launched until date for promotion of sports activities amongst disabled sportspersons,” Rijiju stated.

Greater than 20 para-sportspersons have to date certified for the Tokyo Paralympics to be held from August 25 to September 6. Many of those para-sportspersons are beneath the central authorities’s Goal Olympic Podium Scheme.

“Sports activities being a State topic, the duty of growth of sports activities, together with promotion of sports activities competitions for divyang individuals, rests with State/Union Territory Governments. Central Authorities dietary supplements their efforts by bridging vital gaps,” the Minister stated.

“Nonetheless, the Union Authorities has began a Central Sector Scheme, particularly, Khelo India Scheme within the 12 months 2016-17 and revamped it additional with twelve verticals in 2017-18.”

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