Budget 2021: Rs 2596.14 Crore Allocated To Sports Ministry

Mumbai: The government has allocated Rs 2596.14 crore to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for the financial year 2021-22, a reduction of Rs 230.78 crore compared to the amount initially set for the previous year. In FY 2020-2021, Rs. 1800.15 crore was allocated to the Ministry.

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For the Khelo-national program for the development of sports, Rs. 737.71 crore has been allocated. Under this, Rs. 657.71 crore has been allocated for ‘Khelo India’, while Rs. 50 crores and Rs. 30 crores have been allocated for ‘Enhancement of Sports Facility at J&K’ and ‘Commonwealth Games’ respectively.

Also, the government has allocated Rs. 660.41 crore to the Sports Authority of India (SAI).

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Commenting on the budget, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju tweeted: “The Budget 2021-22 presented by Finance Minister @nsitharaman Ji has proven that under the visionary leadership of PM @narendramodi Ji, the massive pandemic crisis has been effectively converted into a huge opportunity. #NewIndia is becoming a completely #AatmaNirbharBharat.”

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Digital Union Budget earlier in the day. It announced high capital reforms for FY 2021-22 and focused on giving a major boost to healthcare and infrastructure construction.

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The Minister stated that India’s fight against COVID-19 continues into 2021 and that this moment in history, when the political, economic, and strategic relations in the post-COVID world are changing, is the dawn of a new era – one in which India is well-poised to truly be the land of promise and hope.

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