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Sports Ministry's grants to disabled athletes in last 3 years

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

While it has sanctioned Rs 24 lakh, 47.65 lakh and 75.83 lakh to the All India Sports Council for the Deaf in the last three years, the Paralympics Committee of India got substantial grants of Rs 142.83 lakh, Rs 221.39 lakh and Rs 77.77 lakh.

The Special Olympic Bharat committee was helped with grants of Rs 3.81 lakh, Rs 12.00 and Rs 285.89 lakh.

The minister further stated that under the Scheme of Sports & Games for Persons with Disabilities, sports competitions were conducted in 152 districts and 31 states during 2011-12.

The National Level Games for Persons with Disabilities for 2010-11 were held at Chennai from February 17-22.

For promotion and development of sports at grassroot level among persons with disabilities, the sports ministry introduced the Scheme of Sports & Games for Persons with Disabilities in 2009-10 on pilot basis.

First Published: Thu, September 06 2012. 19:05 IST