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Financial assistance upto Rs. 5.00 Lakh for outstanding sportspersons living in indigent circumstances provided under Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund : Shri Anurag Thakur

Posted On: 08 AUG 2023 7:32PM by PIB Delhi

The Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs implements the scheme of ‘Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons’ (PDUNWFS) with the objectives to provide suitable assistance to outstanding sportspersons now living in indigent circumstances, to provide suitable assistance to outstanding sportspersons injured during the period of their training for competitions and also during the competitions, depending on the nature of the injury, to provide suitable assistance to sportspersons for medical treatment, to provide suitable assistance to promote welfare of sportspersons generally in order to alleviate distress among them and their dependents in indigent circumstances, and to provide assistance to sportspersons living in indigent circumstances for training, procurement for sports equipment, participation in national and international sports events etc.

The information about state-wise and sports-wise number of sportspersons supported from this fund during last five years is available on the Department’s website https://yas.nic.in. Financial assistance upto Rs. 5.00 Lakh for outstanding sportspersons living in indigent circumstances and upto Rs. 10.00 Lakh for medical treatment to sportspersons or family members is provided under the scheme of PDUNWFS.

This reply was given by the minister of Youth affairs and sports, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur in Lok Sabha today.

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