In a written reply he said, an amount of Rs.22.50 lakh was released to Special Olympic Bharat (SOB), Nodal Agency for training for Community Coaches Training (CCT) during the financial year 2015-16 under the Scheme for Promotion of Sports for Disabled.
Department of Sports is setting up a Centre of Excellence International Centre for differently abled persons at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. In this regard, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities has sanctioned 20 crore out of which Rs.10 crore has been released in this year. Moreover, Department of Sports through National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) has released Rs.1.12 crore in this regard for preliminary expenditure towards construction of compound wall etc.
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