Budget 2018: 2196.35 crore allotted for sports

In the Union Budget for 2018-19 presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the Sports and Youth Ministry received a total allocation of Rs 2196.35 crore. This year’s budget for sports has seen an increase by Rs 258.19 crore from last year.


In the Union Budget for 2018-19 presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the Sports and Youth Ministry received a total allocation of Rs 2196.35 crore. This year’s budget for sports has seen an increase by Rs 258.19 crore from last year.

Here are important points from the sports budget:

  • The Sports Authority of India (SAI), entrusted with the task of organizing national camps, has been granted a total of Rs 429.56 crore, compared to last year’s Rs 481.
  • The assistance to national sports federations has been increased to Rs 342 crore from Rs 302.18 crore.
  • The biggest department to benefit with the increase of budget for sports is Khelo India project which has been allotted Rs 520.09 crore from Rs 320 crore last year.
  • Sports and Youth Services has received an amount of Rs 1935.15 crore in comparison to last year’s Rs 1712.06 crore.
  • Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan has received Rs 255 crore in the new budget which is 40 crores more than last year.