The allocation for the sports and youth affairs ministry for 2014-2015 saw a rise of Rs.561.24 crore, a 46.5 percent hike from the last fiscal with the government.
Boost for Sports
Arun Jaitley allocated Rs.400 crore for the development of Indian sports, including upgradation of sports infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir, a sports university in Manipur and training for athletes for the upcoming Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.
To encourage sports in India, the government has decided to set up a National Sports Academy, Arun Jaitley said in his budget speech. In a very positive move the government has decided to set-up a Centre for Disability Sports.
“Sports are an integral part of growing up and personality development. Unfortunately, in our country, sports have not been main-streamed to date. The government will set up national level sports academies for major games in different parts of the country to mainstream sports.” – Arun Jaitley
The sports academy will focus on developing 6 sports disciplines like shooting, archery, boxing, wrestling, weightlifting and track and field events.
SAI has been allocated Rs.405.10 crore, a significant hike from last year’s Rs.320.45 crore and The total budget for National Anti Doping Association (NADA) has been increased from 8 crore to almost 12 crore, a great step to ensure our athletes are cleaner than the past (India is ranked second in the world for failed dope tests).
Below is an infographic break down of the sports budget 2014