Sports Scholarship of 5 Lakh PA under Khelo India Scheme 2017

Sep 2017 Source: MOTACHASHMA

Sports Scholarship of 5 Lakh PA under Khelo India Scheme 2017. Revamped Version of Khelo India is announced by Sports Minister after Union Cabinet Meeting. The centre has approved a new pan India sports scholarship programme to cover 1000 most talented young athletes. There was a meeting of Union Cabinet held on 20 September 2017 in which the Union Cabinet has approved the revamped Khelo India programme at a cost of Rs. 1,756 crore for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20.

  • The Scheme is expected to play a key role in overall development of sports in India. The selected athletes under this scheme will get the scholarship of Rs.5,00,000 for 8 consecutive years.
  • The scheme will include the use of the National Sports Talent Search portal for talent identification; an interactive website for indigenous sports and a Games Information System for locating and using infrastructure. 
  • The revamped Khelo India programme aims at mainstreaming sports as a tool for individual, community, economic and national development. 

Additionally, it will also promote 20 universities across the country as hubs of sporting excellence which will encourage the sportsperson to carry on the both, the education and competitive sports.

Sports Scholarship offered by Virat Kohli

Khelo India Scheme

 

Distribution of Schemes under Khelo India Scheme 2017

 

The total estimated cost of the Khelo India sports scholarship scheme is Rs.500 crores. The distribution of the scheme would be done as given below:

Schemes

Amount

Annual Sports Competition

Rs.230 crores

Talent Search and Grooming and Support to academics

Rs.100 crores

Sports Infrastructure Scheme

Rs.136 crores

Sports and Games for the disabled

Rs.4 crores

 

Note: The rest of Rs.30 crores will be initiated as Dissemination & awareness, Office expenses, remuneration of staff, development of web portal, training, administrative and misc expenses etc.

Key Highlights of Sports Scholarship of 5 Lakh PA under Khelo India Scheme 2017

  • The new sports scheme “Khelo India” is introduced to cover 1000 most talented young athletes.
  • The Union Cabinet has approved the revamped Khelo India programme at a cost of Rs. 1,756 crore for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20.
  • The programme also aims to promote 20 universities across the country as hubs of sporting excellence.
  • The athlete who gets selected under this scheme will get the scholarship of Rs.5,00,000 for eight consecutive years.
  • The scheme will include the use of the National Sports Talent Search portal for talent identification.
  • The Khelo India Scheme shall be 100% funded by the Centre and it will be a Central Sector Scheme

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