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NEW DELHI: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday presented the last big budget before her government returns to the polls in 2024’s general elections, and introduced a slew of measures meant to cater to as wide a spectrum of the voting populace as possible.

Specific to sports, in a year when Indian athletes will compete at the Asian Games and prepare for the 2024 Paris Olympics, the Union Sports Ministry has received its highest-ever budget allocation of Rs 3,397.32 crore. 

Jul 27, 2022 11:07
NEW DELHI: Around Rs 9.5 crore have been released under the "Sports for Women" component of the Khelo India Scheme to increase women's participation in sports since 2020, Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur informed on Tuesday.
Nov 05, 2020 13:11
NEW DELHI: The Sports Authority of India has lodged an FIR seeking an immediate investigation after several athletes across the country were duped of money through a false advertisement for next year's Khelo India Games.
Aug 07, 2020 19:08
NEW DELHI: The Sports Authority of India (SAI), in association with Education Boards CISCE and CBSE, will host an online program for training of Physical Education (PE) Teachers from CISCE Schools on "Khelo India Fitness Assessment of School Going Children".
Jun 19, 2020 18:06
NEW DELHI: The Union Sports Ministry has announced plans to to establish 1,000 Khelo India Centres (KIC) at the district level across the country. These centres will either be run by a past champion or have them as coaches, a move intended to tap into their individual expertise for grassroot-level training of athletes and also to ensure a sustained source of income for them in the sports ecosystem, IANS reports.
Feb 06, 2020 18:02
NEW DELHI: In a bid to further provide state-of-the-art facilities to junior and sub-junior hockey players across the country, Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Hockey India Thursday announced the establishment of high performance hockey centres in seven different locations across India, which will be set up with the objective of producing positive outcomes for field hockey at the 2024 and 2028 editions of the Olympic Gam
Feb 01, 2020 18:02
NEW DELHI: Belying the hopes of sportspersons in an Olympic year, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman reduced the allocation of incentives for athletes by more than Rs 400 million while presenting the Union Budget for the fiscal year 2020-21 on Saturday.
Dec 03, 2019 15:12
NEW DELHI: The total expenditure incurred by the Union Sports Ministry under different schemes for promotion of sports, including for women athletes in 2019 (till October) was Rs 8.95 billion, out of which Rs 3.2 billion was incurred for Khelo India, Rs 3.285 billion for Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Rs 2.45 billion for National Sports Federations.
Sep 17, 2019 15:09
NEW DELHI: The Union government has decided to launch dedicated all-girls leagues as part of its Khelo India intitiative.
Jul 05, 2019 16:07
NEW DELHI: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday stated that the government will set up National Sports Education Board under the Khelo India programme. "To popularise sports at all levels, National Sports Education Board for development of sportspersons to be set up under Khelo India," Sitharaman said, while presenting the Union Budget 2019-20 in Parliament.
Jun 20, 2019 15:06
NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind, addressing the joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament Thursday, noted that in order to make India a "global sports powerhouse", it is important to unearth talents from across the country. In his address, the President said the new government has decided to widen the spectrum of the 'Khelo India Programme' to cover the entire country.