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Cabinet approves Revamped Khelo India Programme

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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the revamped Khelo India programme at a cost of Rs.1,756 crore for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. This marks a watershed moment in the history of Indian sports, as the Programme aims at mainstreaming sport as a tool for individual development, community development, economic development and national development.
The revamped Khelo India Programme would impact the entire sports ecosystem, including infrastructure, community sports, talent identification, coaching for excellence, competition structure and sports economy.
The programme strives to raise the standards of competition, both at school and college level, to have maximum access to organized sports competitions. This programme also strives to promote “Sports for All” as well as “Sports for Excellence.”

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