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Government of India
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
11-March-2013 15:32 IST
Objectives of PYKKA


The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Jitendra Singh has said that the objectives of Panchayat Yuva Krida aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA) are as under:-


(i) To create a network of basic sports infrastructure throughout the country;

(ii) To provide universal access to sports in rural areas and promote a sports culture;

(iii) To harness available and potential sporting talent among rural youth, through a well designed competition structure starting from the block level.  


In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today Shri Singh said, out of 2,00,000 Village Panchayats, 56414 Village Panchayats have been covered and out of 6373 Block Panchayats, 1739 Block Panchayats have been covered for development of the playfields under PYKKA Scheme upto 31.01.2013. Under the scheme the financial assistance also provided for holding the annual sports competitions in the States/UTs. Till 31.01.2013 more than 1 crore boys and girls have been participated in the annual sports competitions conducted at the Block, District, State and National level.


The Minister said, under the PYKKA scheme, the financial assistance is provided to the States/UTs to conduct the annual sports competitions at the Block, District, State and National Level. The State-wise position of the number of players benefited during the financial year 2011-12 are as Annexure. The competitions during financial year 2012-13 are under progress. However, information is being collected for compilation from States/UTs. 


Shri Singh said, under the PYKKA Scheme the fund is not allocated States/UTs-wise. The Grant-in-Aid provided to the States/UTs after receiving the proposals for infrastructure development of playfields in Village Panchayats/Block Panchayats. The financial pattern to the States/UTs under PYKKA scheme is as under:-


Financial Pattern under PYKKA Scheme


 1.1  One-time Seed Capital Grant:  Rs. 1 lakh to each village panchayat having  minimum 4,600 population (national average) with additional funding on  prorata basis for additional population size beyond  the national average. This  will be contributed on 75:25 basis between the Central Government and State  Governments for normal States and on 90:10 basis for Special Category  States. In other words, the Central grant will be Rs. 75,000/-  per village  panchayat for normal States and Rs. 90,000/- per village panchayat for Special  Category States. The balance amount of Rs. 25,000/-  per village panchayat in  respect of normal States and Rs. 10,000/-  per village panchayat in respect of  Special Category States will have to come as State contribution.

1.2  A uniform grant of Rs. 5 lakh to each block panchayat. The sharing pattern  between the Central Government and State Governments will be 75:25 for  normal States and 90:10 for Special Category States. In other words, the  Central grant will be Rs. 3.75 lakh per block panchayat for normal States and  Rs. 4.50 lakh per block panchayat for Special Category States. The balance amount of Rs. 1.25 lakh per block panchayat in respect of normal States and  Rs. 50,000/-  per block panchayat in respect of Special Category States will  have to come as State contribution.




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