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Government of India
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
03-December-2014 17:01 IST
National Sports Policy


The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has said that the National Sports Policy, 2001 is already in existence. In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today he said, the salient features of the National Sports Policy 2001, are as under:


(i)         Broad basing of sports and achievement of excellence;

(ii)        Up-gradation and development of infrastructure;

(iii)       Support to National Sports Federations and other sports bodies;

(iv)       Strengthening of scientific and coaching support to sports;

(v)        Special incentives to promote sports;

(vi)       Enhanced participation of women, scheduled tribes and rural youth;

(vii)      Involvement of corporate sector in sports promotion; and

(viii)     Promote sports mindedness among the public at large.


The details of the funds allocated and funds released viz. category-wise and year-wise for sports in the country during the last three years are given in Annexure.