Support and encouragement for Sports activities at global stage

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International sporting events, including track events, are organized by the world body concerned, in association with the International Olympic Committee (IOC)/National Olympic Committee (NOC) concerned and the National level Sports Federations concerned. Participation of Indian sportspersons in events on the global stage is primarily the responsibility of the National level sports federations/NOCs concerned. Therefore, complete information on remarkable achievements of our country in various sports disciplines including track events on the global stage is not maintained in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. However, details of Indian sportspersons who have won medals in Olympics, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games during the last three years and the current year, including in track events, is given in Annexure – I. In addition, Ms. Hima Das, an Indian sprint runner was the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in a track event in 400m at the IAAF World U20 Championships, 2018.

Sports is a State subject and development of sports, including giving adequate support and encouragement to participate in sports activities held at global stage and allocation of adequate funds to promote sports and games in the country, is primarily the responsibility of the State Governments and National Sports Federations concerned. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports complements/supplements their efforts in this regard, through various sports promotional schemes being implemented by it. List of sports promotional Schemes being implemented by the Ministry and the budget allocation for the Financial Year 2018-19 is given in Annexure – II. All the play fields/ infrastructure belonging to Sports Authority of India are of international standard and are available to sportspersons.

This information was given by Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore (Retd.) in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha today.

         Annexure – I

Performance of India in major multi-sports events

2016 Olympics Games

Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 1 1 2

2016 Paralympics Games

Gold Silver Bronze Total
2 1 1 4

2018 Commonwealth Games

Gold Silver Bronze Total
26 20 20 66

2018 Asian Games

Gold Silver Bronze Total
15 24 30 69

2018 Para Asian Games

Gold Silver Bronze Total
15 24 33 72

2018 Youth Olympic Games

Gold Silver Bronze Total
3 9 1 13

Details of scheme with allocation of funds for development of sports

(Rs. in crore)

S. No. Name of the scheme Budget Estimate 2018-19
A Development in sports institutions
Sports Authority of India 429.56
Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education 45.00
National Dope Test Laboratory 4.00
National Anti-Doping Agency 10.00
National Center for Sports Science and Research 40.00
National Center for Sports Coaching 30.00
Sports University in North East 65.00
World Anti-Doping Agency 1.00
Total (A) 624.56
B. Encouragement and awards to Sportsperson
Special Cash Award including Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 11.00
Arjuna Award 1.30
Dhyanchand Award 0.30
Dronacharya Award 0.40
Pension to Meritorious sportspersons 10.00
Assistance to National Sports Federation 342.00
Human Resource Development in Sports 5.00
National Sports Development Fund 2.00
National Sports Welfare Fund 2.00
Total (B) 374.00
C. Khelo India – National Programme for Development of Sports
Khelo India 520.09
CWG 2010-SAI Stadia Renovation 0.50
Enhancement of Sports facility at J&K 50.00
Himalayan Region Sports Festival 5.00
Seminar, Committee etc. 1.00
Total (C) 576.59
Total (A+B+C) 1575.15

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