Khelo India Scheme

Centre pumps in Rs. 423 crore in North Eastern region under Khelo India scheme

For boosting sports participation in the country, including the North Eastern Region and Bhagalpur, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports implements a number of Schemes aimed at broad-basing of sports and promotion of excellence in sports. As on date, 453 Khelo India Centres have been notified in 359 districts of 28 States/UTs.

Under the Khelo India Scheme, 62 sports infrastructure projects of various categories have been sanctioned in the North Eastern Region amounting to 423.01 crore.

Further, the National Sports University has been established in Imphal, Manipur to promote sports education in the fields of sports sciences, sports technology, sports management, and sports coaching.

In addition, a North Eastern Regional Centre of Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE) is also operational since 2009-10 in Guwahati, Assam.

Under the Khelo India Scheme of the Ministry, 08 Khelo India State Centres of Excellence and 152 Khelo India Centres have been notified in the North Eastern Region.

Further, 20 academies have also been accredited and 02 Army Boys Sports Companies are assisted in the North Eastern Region. A total of 217 Khelo India Athletes have been identified from the North Eastern Region.