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

The Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry has been allocated Rs 1,121 crores in the annual budget for 2011-12, which is nearly one-third of 2010's Rs 3,315.67 crores.

business Updated: Feb 28, 2011 16:29 IST

The Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry has been allocated Rs 1,121 crores in the annual budget for 2011-12, which is nearly one-third of 2010's Rs 3,315.67 crores.

In his Budget presented in the Lok Sabha on Monday, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee allocated Rs 1000 crores as plan outlay while Rs 121 crores will be non-plan.

Expectedly in budget 2011-12 allocation has seen a sharp reduction as the last two year's outlay was high due to Commonwealth Games.

In 2010, 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 2010.

Rs 14.50 crores has been allocated for Anti-Doping Activities, which is just Rs 50 lakh more than 2010's amount. National Dope Test Laboratory will get Rs 12 crores, Rs 50 lakh more than 2010.

Laxmai National Institute of Physical Education in Gwalior has been allocated a separate Rs 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 in 2011 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.