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Government of India

27 July 2010
  Ministry of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports  
 
GRANTS TO NGOS

 
  17:46 IST  
 
  The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports have been providing financial assistance to youth and sports organizations including

 

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports have been providing financial assistance to youth and sports organizations including NGOs for schemes of  (1) Promotion of National Integration, (2) Promotion of Adventure (3) Promotion of Youth Activities and Training and (4) Development and Empowerment of Adolescent. This was stated by Shri Pratik Prakashbapu Patil,  Minister of State of Youth Affairs & Sports, in the Lok Sabha today, in a written reply to a question by Shri Ashok Kumar Rawat.

 

During 2008-09, the Government introduced a new scheme National Program for Youth and Adolescent Development (NPYAD) as an umbrella scheme including the components of the erstwhile schemes informed earlier, the Minister added. In the year 2010-11, a new scheme entitled “ Scheme of Sports and Games for Persons with Disabilities” has also been introduced.

 

The Minister further stated  that the Ministry considered all the proposals received during the years 2007-08 to 2009-10 and the viable proposals were approved for sanctioning of grant-in-aid.  The number of the proposals approved by the Ministry scheme-wise for the last three years and for the current year are given hereunder:-

 

PROPOSALS APPROVED BY THE MINISTRY SCHEME-WISE FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS

 

Name of the Schemes

Number of NGOs to whom grants have been given

 

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

Promotion of National Integration  **

177

 

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Promotion of Adventure   **

40

 

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Promotion of Youth Activities and Training       **

232

 

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Development and Empowerment of Adolescent  **

464

 

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National Programme for Youth and Adolescent Development

(NPYAD)      *

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201

72

So far no proposals have been considered

Scheme of Sports and Games for persons with disabilities

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49

 

               Under Scheme of Sports and Games for persons with disabilities all the applications have been considered and 49 eligible cases have been approved for financial assistance.

 

** These schemes were merged in the umbrella scheme of   NPYAD since 2008-09.

*   The scheme was introduced in 2008-09.

 

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