Sports Events for Women
By PIB Delhi
All sports promotional schemes and facilities of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports are equally available and accessible to women athletes. Specific initiatives of the Ministry for promotion of sportswomen are as under:
- Under the “Sports for Women” vertical of Khelo India Scheme, this Ministry has decided to launch “Khelo India Football Girls League” in Under-17 age group.
- A support of Rs. 3 Crores was given to the Boxing Federation of India for conducting the AIBA World Women Boxing Championship, 2018 held at New Delhi.
- Under the “Talent Search and Development” vertical of Khelo India Scheme, 1344 women Khelo India Athletes have been supported out of the total 2741 athletes.
Funds are not allocated State-wise and Gender-wise. The information of expenditure incurred under different Schemes for promotion of sports, including for women athletes, in the last three years and the current year is as under:
(Amount in Rs. crore)
|S.No.||Name of Scheme||2016-17||2017-18||2018-19||2019-20(As on 31.10.2019)|
|Sports Authority of India||367.20||495.73||395.00||328.49|
|National Sports Federations||359.42||277.68||245.13||245.00|
This information was given by the Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports,Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.