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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
14-December-2011 16:10 IST
Non-Monitoring of Expenses Incurred on Military World Games, 2007

Expenses incurred in the Military World Games, 2007 at Hyderabad were monitored by the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) under the Ministry of Defence.

For the conduct of the games, an amount of Rupees 40 crores was allocated. An additional sum of Rupees 10 crores was also allocated for payment to the Government of Andhra Pradesh for infrastructure development for the Games. A further additional amount of Rupees 19.35 crores was raised through sponsorships from Defence Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), other PSUs and external sponsorships.

Of this, a balance of Rupees 7.2 crores is being held by the Services Sports Control Board. Action has already been initiated for depositing this amount in the Consolidated Fund of India.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shrimati Vasanthi Stanley in Rajya Sabha today.

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