Wednesday 24 October 2012

Central Assistance to Assam under PYKKA

New Delhi:(Page3 News Network)-The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (MYAS) has sanctioned the release of balance amount of Rs. 0.96 crore to Government of Assam for the development and maintenance of playfields in 333 Village Panchayats and 22 Block Panchayats for the state of Assam under Panchayat Yuva Krida Abhiyan (PYKKA). In September 2009, the MYAS had sanctioned an amount of Rs. 4.81 crore and out of this, Rs 3.85 crore was released earlier as first instalment. The balance amount has been sanctioned for release now after obtaining the confirmation of utilization of said amount. 
Under the PYKKA, which was introduced in 2008-09, playfields are developed and maintained in villages and block panchayats across the country in a phased manner and competitions are conducted annually at block, district, state and national level. The Scheme aims at creation of basic sports infrastructure in 2.50 lakh village panchayats and 6400 block panchayats in a phased manner over a period of 10 years. The Scheme also provide for 100 % central assistance to State/UTs for holding annual rural sports competitions as block, district, state and national levels as also financial support for conducting National Women Championships and North East Games. 51,759 village panchayats and 1,538 block panchayats have been covered under the PYKKA Scheme, during the last four years (2008-09 to 2011-12) for development and maintenance of playfields. 

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