About Sports Infrastructure
For the development of sports infrastructure in the country including rural areas, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports was implementing the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA), the Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme (USIS) during the year 2015-16. The Khelo India Scheme has been implemented by this Ministry since 2016-17. The Ministry is regularly interacting with the corporate entities both in public sector and private sector for making contribution to the National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) with the objective of development and maintenance of sports infrastructure. Sports Authority of India (SAI), an autonomous organization under the aegis of the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, is implementing a number of sports promotional schemes across the country to identify talented sports persons in the age group of 8-25 years and nurture them to excel at national and international competitions. The scheme of Assistance to National Sports Federations (NSFs) implemented by the Ministry provides for financial assistance to NSFs for various supports to athletes including organizing coaching camps, engagement of foreign coaches, procurement of sports equipments etc. Under NIP, capital expenditure of INR 9,069 crore (FY20-FY25) has been earmarked for developing sports infrastructure in the country.