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Rs. 30 crore allotted for 'Mission XI Million' in 2016-17

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has allocated Rs. 30 crore during the current financial year for effective implementation of the 'Mission XI Million' programme, Sports Minister Vijay Goel has said in the Lok Sabha.

The 'Mission 11 million', a football initiative aimed at taking the game to 12,000 schools in 30 cities across the country was set rolling by Goel and All Football Federation (AIFF) president in the capital last month.


There will be seminars for teachers, school activities and football festivals till September, as a prelude to the Under-17 World Cup scheduled to be staged in the country in October.

While informing the about the FIFA U-17 World Cup and 'Mission XI Million' programme, Goel, in a written reply said, "The programme is aimed at associating at least 11 million students, parents, coaches, teachers etc by way of holding workshops, seminars, contact programmes, competitions etc.

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First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 16:28 IST
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