After a battered year due to the pandemic, the question on the minds of all eyeing the allocation to the Sports ministry is — will the government improve spending for sports after last year and give a boost to Khelo India? The answer, we hope, is yes, especially after the stellar performance of athletes at the Olympics and Paralympics.
The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic was deeply felt on the national sports budget as the central government allocated Rs 2,596.14 crore for the financial year 2021-22 — a reduction of Rs 230.78 crore when compared to the amount earmarked initially for the previous year.
In the preceding financial year, the government had allocated Rs 2,826.92 crore for sports, which was later revised to Rs 1,800.15 crore because of the lack of activity caused by the pandemic.
The allocated amount for FY22 was Rs 795.99 crore more than the revised budget of 2020-21.
The budget allocation for the ministry has seen a steady rise since 2016 and the Khelo India programme seems to have benefitted the most. The government initiative, which until 2017 did not seem to draw much interest from the Centre, saw a whopping jump in its allocation between 2016 and 2020. The allocation for the country’s flagship sports program jumped to Rs 890.92 crore in 2020 Budget from Rs 97.52 crore in 2016.
Budget allocations for other authorities, such as the Sports Authority of India (SAI), and the (assistance to) National Sports Federations (NSFs) was up marginally, but not as exponential as Khelo India’s. 
However, Khelo India was handed the biggest reduction — of Rs 232.71 crore — among all sports heads for the 2021-22 Budget.
 
Check out the latest DH videos here:

Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Dailymotion | YouTube
Self-testing kits cause a rise in biowaste in Bengaluru
Mystery black diamond goes up for auction
Never condemn your gay children, Pope urges parents
Wanted: Volunteers to catch Covid for science
When should you get a Covid test?
Uber, Ola among most data hungry ride-hailing apps
Tata Sky changes its name to Tata Play, to offer OTT
Virat, elite horse of president’s guard, retires
Artificial selection must to ensure species’ survival?
Self-testing kits cause a rise in biowaste in Bengaluru
Mystery black diamond goes up for auction
Never condemn your gay children, Pope urges parents
Wanted: Volunteers to catch Covid for science
When should you get a Covid test?
Uber, Ola among most data hungry ride-hailing apps
Tata Sky changes its name to Tata Play, to offer OTT
Virat, elite horse of president’s guard, retires
Artificial selection must to ensure species’ survival?
National
Karnataka
Bengaluru
Sports
Business
Multimedia
Opinion
Entertainment
angry job aspirants set train on fire
tax on luxury goods may go up
India celebrates 73rd Republic Day
DH Changemakers: 22 to Watch in 2022
Latest Photo Galleries
DH Picks
Latest stories
Trending news
Download DH APP
Services
Our group sites
Download DH APP
We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve user experience. This includes personalising content and advertising. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies, revised Privacy Policy.
We use cookies.

source