Budget 2019

Sports budget gets marginal raise

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on February 29, 2016

KARNATAKA - BENGALURU - 11/06/2015 : View of the old Hockey surface, which will be re-layed with global category synthetic hockey surface, at SAI Netaji Subha Southern centre, Kengeri, in Bengaluru on June 11, 2015. Photo K Murali Kumar.

The allocation for the Sports Ministry today 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 Parliament here.

Jaitley allocated Rs 1,400 crore as the Plan outlay, while Rs 192 crore was set aside for non-Plan for a total figure of Rs 1,592 crore. Last year the total allocation was Rs 1,541.13 crore.

The Plan outlay has been increased by 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 the 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, while Rs 12 crore has been allocated for anti-doping activities, which is the same as last year.

Published on February 29, 2016
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