KHELO INDIA PROGRAMME
Context: A total of three national level competitions have been organized under ‘Khelo India’ so far.
About Khelo India Programme Prior to the launch of Khelo India, there were three separate schemes which were responsible for the sports promotion and development in India. These were:
- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan: Infrastructure in rural areas and encouraging sports through competitions.
- Urban Infrastructure Scheme: Development of Infrastructure in urban areas.
- National Sports Talent Search: Identifying sports talent.
Later, these three programme were merged into a single central sector scheme ‘Khelo India: National Programme for Development of Sports’ from the financial year 2016-17. The program is run under the aegis of Union Ministry of Youth & Sports. The Khelo India Scheme aims at promoting culture of sports as well as attaining excellence in sports. The scheme in its present form was started in October, 2017 for a period of 3 years with a financial outlay of Rs. 1428.09 crore. So far Rs. 1358.31 crore has been spent and Rs. 69.78 crore is presently available for the remaining period of third and last year of the Scheme. The revised Khelo India Scheme beyond the financial year 2019-20 is under preparation. Society for Economic Development and Environmental Management (SEDEM) has been appointed for 3rd party assessment of Khelo India Scheme. At Present, 2747 athletes are benefiting under Khelo India Scheme of which 1335 are benefiting from residential training facilities. Major Achievements of Khelo India Scheme
- 133 new sports infrastructure projects approved in 27 States / Union Territories at a total sanctioned cost of Rs. 826 crore.
- The 1st Khelo India School Games (KISG) 2018 were successfully conducted from 31st January to 8th February 2018 in New Delhi with participation of 3507 athletes.
- The 2nd edition of Games, i.e. ‘Khelo India Youth Games Maharashtra, 2019’ were successfully conducted in Pune from 9th January to 20th January, 2019 with participation of 5925 athletes.
- Under Talent Search & Development, 2437 sporting talents across 20 sports disciplines have been selected.
- A total of 99 Academies (SAI, State Government/Central Government and Private) have been accredited for the training of the Khelo India athletes (KIAs).
- Khelo India Mobile Application was successfully launched to enable the general public to get information and ease of access to the various aspects of the game (HOW TO PLAY), available playfields across India (WHERE TO PLAY) or mapping the fitness parameters of the young school going population of the country.
- First National level Training of Trainer Programme(TOTs) for Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Teachers was held and 198 Physical Education Teachers trained are Certified as Master Trainers. Total 30 Regional/State Level TOTs have been conducted where a total number of 1547 Certified Regional Trainers were trained.
- Under Physical Fitness of School Going Children component, 1168 Schools and 23,947 Assessors are Registered.
- A support of Rs. 3 crore had been given to Boxing Federation of India to conduct The International Boxing Association (AIBA) World Women Boxing Championship 2018 held at New Delhi from 15th to 24th November, 2018.
- 2,124 trainees are covered under 18 State Level Khelo India Centres of Sports Authority of India.
- Rs.23.05 crore was sanctioned for conducing sporting activities in 13 States during 2018-19 under the Khelo India vertical ‘Sports for Peace and Development’.
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