30 Apr 2012

Funds for Training of Sportspersons for Olympic

26-April-2012,As on 17.04.2012, 38 individual sportsperson in 6 disciplines viz Archery, Athletics, Boxing, Shooting, Swimming & Wrestling and 16 members Indian Men Hockey team have qualified for the London Olympics, 2012. Detailed Road Maps (Training and Competitionprogramme) leading to London Olympics 2012 in respect of sportspersons/teams qualified for the Olympics had been worked out in advance and assistance for implementation of the same is being provided. This exercise is part  of OPEX London 2012 launched last year. Further details are also provided at specially designated website www.opex.nic.in. This was stated by Shri Ajay Maken, Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports, in the Rajya Sabha today, in a written reply to a question by Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy.

             The Minister further stated that funds have been allocated  for comprehensive and intensive training, both within the country and abroad, under the scheme “Assistance to National Sports Federations”. Details of funds allocated under the  scheme are as under:-

        Financial Year  : 2011-12→   Rs.100 Crores
  Financial Year : 2012-13 →  Rs. 110 Crores

Financial assistance to deserving sportspersons is also provided from the National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) scheme.  Under the scheme, an  amount Rs. 5.52 Crores has been released so far, the Minister added. 

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