Khelo India

Khelo India:

  • A program of central government for development of sports.
  • Government has merged Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) with the Khelo India Programme.
  • The RGKA was a centrally sponsored scheme launched by then Congress-led UPA government in 2014.
  • Union Government also has merged two other sport projects launched by then UPA regime under Khelo India viz.
    • Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme (USIS) and
    • National Sports Talent Search Scheme (NSTSS) .
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan(RGKA):
    • It was launched in place of erstwhile Panchayat Yuva Krida aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA).
    • RGKA aimed at constructing sports complexes in each block and exclusively both for indoor and outdoor in different sports discipline for 5 years.
  • PYKKA: It was a rural sports initiative introduced by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to promote youth and social development through sports.



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