Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
24-August-2012 17:18 IST
Central Assistance of Rs. 1.12 Crore Sanctioned to Himachal Pradesh Under PYKKA

The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has sanctioned the Central Assistance of Rs. 1,12,20,000/- crore in the month of August, 2012 to the State of Himachal Pradesh Sports council to conduct the Lower Level Rural Competition under Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA) Scheme during the year 2012-13.

PYKKA aims at development and maintenance of playfields in village and block panchayats across the country and organizing annual sports competitions from block to national levels is implemented through the State Government/UTs.

Under the PYKKA, which was introduced in 2008-09, playfields are developed and maintained in villages and block panchayats across the country in a phased manner and competitions are conducted annually at block, district, state and national level. The scheme aims at creation of basic sports infrastructure in 2.50 lakh village panchayats and 6400 block panchayats in a phased manner over a period of 10 years. The scheme also provide for 100 % central assistance to State/UTs for holding annual rural sports competitions as block, district, state and national levels as also financial support for conducting National Women Championships and North East Games. 51,759 village panchayats and 1,538 block panchayats have been covered under the PYKKA Scheme, during the last four years (2008-09 to 2011-12) for development and maintenance of playfields.