23 Jul 2012

Central Assistance of Rs 11.15 Crore Sanctioned to Andhra Pradesh

The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has sanctioned the Central Assistance of Rs. Rs. 11,15,95,000/- in the month of July, 2012 to the Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh for Lower Level Rural
Competitions under Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA) for the year 2012-13. 

Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA) aims at development and maintenance of playfields in village and block panchayats across the country and organizing annual sports competitions from block to national levels is implemented through the State Government/UTs. 

Under the PYKKA, which was introduced in 2008-09, playfields are developed and maintained in villages and block panchayats across the country in a phased manner and competitions are conducted annually at block, district, state and national level. 51,759 village panchayats and 1,538 block panchayats have been covered under the PYKKA Scheme, during the last four years (2008-09 to 2011-12) for development and maintenance of playfields. 

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