Sports ministry gets marginal raise in the Union Budget 2016

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 29, 2016 14:54 IST

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley along with his budget team leave from North Block to meet President before presenting the Union Budget 2016-17. (PTI Photo)

The allocation for the Sports Ministry got a marginal hike of Rs 50.87 crore from last year in the union budget for 2016-17, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Parliament on Monday.

Jaitley allocated Rs 1400 crore as plan outlay, while Rs 192 crore was set aside for non-plan for a total figure of Rs 1592 crore. In 2015, the total allocation was Rs 1541.13 crore.

The plan outlay has been increased to approximately Rs 10.82 crore as compared to the previous year, while the Non- Plan outlay has been hiked by Rs 40.15 crore.

The allocation for the scheme for the Benefit of North Eastern Area, has been revised to Rs 144.98 crore this year as compared to Rs 150.23 crore last year.

The Sports Authority, entrusted with the task of organising national camps, has been granted a total of Rs 381.30 crore this year, which is a hike of Rs 11.91 crore.

However, assistance to sports institutions has been kept at Rs 545.90 crore. Under youth affairs, the National Service Scheme has been allocated Rs 215.70 crore.

The biggest feature of the budget with respect to the sports ministry was the allocation of Rs 12 crore for anti-doping activities, which remained the same as last year.

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