New Delhi: The government has approved continuation of Scheme of Assistance to National Sports Federations with an outlay of one thousand 575 crore rupees for 15th Finance Commission Cycle 2021-22 to 2025-26. The Scheme of Assistance to National Sports Federations is the flagship Central Sector Scheme and the main source of funding for the preparation of national teams for all major national and international competitions. These include the Olympic Games, Para-Olympics, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and other major international tournaments.
Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for according approval for continuation of Scheme of Assistance to National Sports Federations. Mr Thakur stated that this will give a big boost to the country’s quest for achieving a place of pride in the sporting arena. The financial support extended by the Ministry through this Scheme will be used by National Sports Federations to conduct national coaching camps, procure sports equipment and provide training of international standards to athletes.