Sports Ministry will now spend 190 crore on training of athletes and also has renewed the recognition of 38 National Sports Federations (NSFs) for the year 2022.
The allotted Rs 190 crore will be spend by the Sports Ministry on athletes for their training, foreign exposure, equipment and support staff for the upcoming Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games. 38 NSFs got renewal of recognition for the year 2022. Along with that the renewal of recognition of the remaining NSFs is under consideration.
The ministry has finalised the Annual Calendar of Training & Competitions for 33 sports disciplines. The quantum of assistance for national championships has increased to Rs 51 lakh for high priority, priority and Indian traditional sports. For general category sports the assistance is now Rs 30 lakh. Allowance for general sports training kit (like track suits, T-Shirts, shorts, warm up shoes etc.) has been doubled to Rs 20,000 per athlete once a year for the national campers.