30 % of sports funds for women

article-0-1789ACB4000005DC-896_634x429Minister of State for Sports Sarbananda Sonowal has said that there was no separate fund allocation for women sports persons as schemes under Ministry and Sports Authority of India lays equal emphasis on promotion of sports among women. However, 30 percent of funds is ensured for women under gender neutral programmes. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today Sonowal said the scheme of Panchayat Yuva Krida aur Khel Abhiyan introduced from 2008-09, which has since been revised as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) in 2014-15, provides an opportunity to girls to take part in sports in large numbers. RGKA operates from the grass-root level. Further, under this Scheme, women sports competitions are also organized every year throughout the country.

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