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  • 22 May, 2021

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Khelo India Programme

Khelo India Programme

  • It is a Central Sector Scheme with 12 components and achieves twin objectives of National Youth Policy, 2001: broad basing sports and achieving excellence in sports.
  • It was introduced to revive the sports culture in India at the grass root level.
  • Talented players will be given annual financial assistance of Rs. 5 lakh/ year for 8 years.
  • It was launched after merging Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan, Urban Sports Infra Scheme (USIS) and National Sports Talent Search System Programme.
  • 12 components include Community coaching, annual sports competition, State level centers, sports infra, physical fitness, women, PwD, peace and development and indigenous/ tribal games.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan
    1. It replaced Panchayat Yuva Krida/ Khel Abhiyan (focused on sports infrastructure at village and block level.
    2. RGKA is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme. For block-level sports complex.
    3. Promote sports, increase access, competitions,
    4. Construct sports complexes in every rural block or Panchayat.
    5. 11 outdoor and 5 indoor games, 3 sports trainers with 1 female.
    6. Assistance for sports equipment and self-defence training for women.

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