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Budget 2023- There will be huge expenditure on the players for the Asian Games! Rs 3397.32 crore given to Sports Ministry

New Delhi. Keeping in mind the preparations for the Asian Games to be held this year and the proposed Paris Olympics for next year, a provision of Rs 3,397.32 crore has been made for the Sports Ministry in the Union Budget presented on Wednesday, which is Rs 723.97 crore more than last year. . This amount is more than the revised budget of the last financial year (2022-23), when the ministry got Rs 2,673.35 crore. Last year, however, the actual allocation was Rs 3,062.60 crore.

One of the main reasons for the cut in the revised allocation for the year 2022-23 could be the postponement of the proposed Asian Games in China. These games will be organized this year. The flagship program of the ministry, ‘Khelo India – National Program for the Development of Sports’ continues to be the priority of the government, with an allocation of Rs 1,045 crore against the revised allocation of Rs 606 crore during the previous financial year. In this, an increase of Rs 439 crore shows the commitment of the government towards the programme.

36.09 crore budgetary increase in player preparation
The event has over the years shown its ability to produce athletes for major global events such as the Olympics, the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games. This increased budgetary allocation of Rs 36.09 crore for the Sports Authority of India (SAI), responsible for organizing national camps for players, providing camp infrastructure and equipment, appointing coaches and maintaining sports infrastructure Is. His allocation for the year 2023-24 is Rs 785.52 crore as against last year’s revised expenditure of Rs 749.43 crore.

Rs 325 crore to National Sports Federations
National Sports Federations (NSFs) have received an increased allocation of Rs 45 crore from last year’s revised budget of Rs 280 crore and will now get Rs 325 crore. The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) and the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDLT), affiliated to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), earlier received funds through SAI, but now these institutions will receive their funds directly.

Rs 21.73 crore to NADA in the budget
In this year’s budget, there is a provision of providing funds of Rs 21.73 crore to NADA, while NDTL, which conducts dope tests, will get Rs 19.50 crore. Countries around the world are striving for sporting excellence and paying more attention to sports science and scientific training of players. In such a situation, a provision of Rs 13 crore has also been made for the National Sports Science and Research Center in this year’s budget.

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