20 Jul 2012

Rs. 17.85 Crore Sanctioned to Five States


The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has sanctioned the Central Assistance of Rs. 17.85 crore in the month of July, 2012 for the development and maintenance of playfields, procurement of sports consumables, including payment of honorarium to Kridashrees (i.e. community coaches) and for conduct of sports competitions under Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA) . The details of grants-in-aid are given below:
S.No.
Name of State
Playfields Development
(Amount in Rs).
Competitions
(Amount in Rs).
1.
Karnataka
6,24,44,000/-
42,00,000/-
2.
Odisha
7,34,20,000/-
26,80,000/-
3.
Mizoram
2,07,26,000/-
70,90,000/-
4.
Rajasthan
-
45,60,000/-
5.
Andhra Pradesh
-
33,60,000/-
Total

15,65,90,000/-
2,18,90,000/-

            Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA) aims at development and maintenance of playfields in village and block panchayatsacross 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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