National Sports Development Fund

  • The National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) was established in 1998.
  • Supports sportspersons to excel in the field by providing opportunities to train under coaches of international repute with technical, scientific and psychological support and also in getting exposure to international competitions.
  • Financial assistance is also provided to specific projects for promotion of sports and games sponsored by reputed Organizations/Institutes, provided the facilities so created are made available to a sizeable population of the area/region.
  • The office of NSDF is located in Shastri Bhavan in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
  • To administer and apply the money of the Fund for promotion of sports in general and specific sports disciplines and individual sports persons in particular for achieving excellence at the National and International level
  • To impart special training and coaching in relevant sports disciplines to sports persons, coaches and sports specialists
  • To construct and maintain infrastructure for promotion of sports and games
  • To supply sports equipment to organizations and individuals for promotion of sports and games
  • To identify problems and take up research and development studies for providing support to excellence in sports
  • To promote international cooperation, in particular, exchanges which may promote the development of sports
  • To provide low interest or interest free loans for projects and activities related to any of the aforesaid objects.
  • The Fund is managed by a Council constituted by the Central Government with the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports as Chairperson.
  • The Members of the Council include senior officers in the Department of Sports/Sports Authority of India.
  • The day to day working of the Fund is managed by the Executive Committee.

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