Jun 9, 1:43 PM| Newsonair.com
The Sports Ministry has sanctioned over Rs 77 crore to 26 states for conducting annual sports competitions under the Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abhiyan scheme.
These states include Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
Under the scheme, playfields are developed and sports competitions are conducted annually at block, district, state and national levels.
AIR correspondent reports that around 52,000 village panchayats and over 1,500 block panchayats have been covered under the scheme so far.