Authorities slashes 2021-22 sports activities price range by Rs 230 crore

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Within the Union price range offered in Parliament on Monday, the Central authorities allotted Rs.2,596.14 crore to sports activities price range for the following monetary yr 2021-22, much less by Rs.230.78 crore — or, eight.16 per cent — allotted within the earlier fiscal.

The Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) has been allotted Rs.660.41 crore, which is a rise from the Rs.500 crore that was allotted within the final price range.

The Sports activities Ministry’s flagship Khelo India, alternatively, has had its allocation slashed to 657.71 crore from Rs 890.42 crore allotted within the 2020-21 price range.

Help to the Nationwide Sports activities Federations, nevertheless, has been elevated by Rs.35 crore. This yr’s price range is Rs.280 crore whereas final yr’s was Rs.245 crore. [ALSO READ: India’s spectacular Australia triumph reveals nation’s unsuppressed thirst to succeed: FM Nirmala Sitharaman]

The yr 2021 is an Olympic yr because of the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Olympics was initially scheduled to be held from July 24 to August 9 final yr however was postponed in March, 2020 to July 23 to August eight this yr.

The price range allotted for renovation and upkeep of 2010 Commonwealth Video games stadia has been lowered by Rs.66 crore to Rs 30 crore for the following monetary yr.

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