Directorate of sports on Thursday claimed that they have saved Rs. 77 lakh in the recently held Chief Minister State Games at various places of the state. A budget of Rs. 3.22 crore was sanctioned for organising the games. The games were jointly organised by Directorate of Sports & Youth Welfare (DSYW) and MP Olympic Association (MPOA).
DSYW released all the details of expenditure of the games. The release stated that Rs 2.05 crore out of the sanctioned 3.22 crore were spent on players’ accommodation, travel allowances, track suits and on other expenses.
Director, sports, Dr Shailendra Shrivastava said they have succeeded in saving unnecessary expenses. The money would be refunded to the government, he said.
“I am happy with the work of associations, sports and other officers who were involved in organising the games. We will return the saved money to the government,” said Dr Shrivastava.