Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has decided to extend the Khelo India scheme from 2021-22 to 2025-26. The Ministry has furnished an Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) memorandum to the Ministry of Finance for the extension of the scheme.
- INR 8750 Crore has been estimated as financial implication of the new Khelo India Scheme in the EFC Memorandum.
- During the Union Budget of 2021-22, an amount of INR 657.71 Crore was allocated in the Budget Estimate (B.E.) for the year 2021-22 under the Khelo India Scheme.
‘Khelo India-National Programme for Development of Sports’ was launched in October, 2017.
Objective – To strengthen the entire sports ecosystem for promoting the twin objectives of mass participation & promotion of excellence in sports across India.
Under the Khelo India Scheme various competitions are held across India. They are
Khelo India Youth Games
- Editions – 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 (set to take place in Panchkula, Haryana).
Khelo India University Games
- Editions – 2020,2021 to be held in Karnataka.
Khelo India Winter Games
- Editions – 2020, 2021 (Held in Gulmarg, J&K).
Centre of Excellence
Under the scheme, around 24 Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCE) have been set up in 23 States/UTs of India.
- The main aim of KISCE is to provide basic facilities for sportspersons with potential.
Recent Related News:
i.On January 21, 2021, Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Youth Affairs and Sports inaugurated the 1st ever Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sports & Youth Festival 2021 at Padum in Zanskar of Kargil, Ladakh UT.
About Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports:
Minister of State (IC) – Kiren Rijiju (Lok Sabha MP, Constituency – Arunachal West, Arunachal Pradesh)