Khelo India Scheme
Author: Desk June 28, 2019
The Khelo India scheme under Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has been running successfully across the country since it was launched. The details of major achievements are given at Annexure – I.
The Budgetary allocation at Revised Estimate stage for Khelo India scheme during 2018-19 was Rs. 500.09 crore. In 2018-19 a sum of Rs.199.31 crore was released to States / Union Territories for bridging gaps in sports infrastructure and holding sports competitions against the projects sanctioned by this Ministry. A sum of Rs. 10.00 lakhs was released for conducting sports activities under ‘Sports for Peace and Development’ component of Khelo India scheme to Telangana State. State / Union Territories wise information is given at Annexure-II.
Major Achievements of Khelo India Scheme
133 new sports infrastructure projects approved in 27 States / Union Territories at a total sanctioned cost of Rs.826crore.
The 1st Khelo India School Games (KISG) 2018 were successfully conducted from 31st January to 8th February 2018 in New Delhi with participation of 3507 athletes
The 2nd edition of Games, i.e. ‘Khelo India Youth Games Maharashtra, 2019’ were successfully conducted in Pune from 9th January to 20th January, 2019 with participation of 5925 athletes.
2437sporting talentsacross 20 sports disciplines have been selected under Talent Search & Development.
A total of 99 Academies (SAI, State Government/Central Government and Private) have been accredited for the training of the Khelo India athletes (KIAs).
Khelo India Mobile Application was successfully launched to enable the general public to get information and ease of access to the various aspects of the game (HOW TO PLAY), available playfields across India (WHERE TO PLAY) or mapping the fitness parameters of the young school going population of the country.
First National level Training of Trainer Programme(TOTs) for Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Teachers was held and 198 Physical Education Teachers trained are Certified as Master Trainers. Total 30 Regional/State Level TOTs have been conducted where a total number of 1547 Certified Regional Trainers were trained.
Under Physical Fitness of School Going Children component, 1168 Schools and 23,947 Assessors are Registered. For physical fitness assessment, 2,70,821 student profiles have been created in the Khelo India Mobile App and out of which 92,583 number of assessments have been made.
A support of Rs. 3 crore had been given to Boxing Federation of India to conduct The International Boxing Association (AIBA)World Women Boxing Championship 2018 held at New Delhi from 15th to 24th November, 2018.
2,124 trainees are covered under 18 State Level Khelo India Centres of Sports Authority of India.
Rs.23.05 crore was sanctioned for conducing sporting activities in 13 States during 2018-19 under the Khelo India vertical ‘Sports for Peace and Development’.