Sports Planning in India

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The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is playing a pivotal role for Sports Planning in India.

The Government of India is in the process of including legislative guidelines in the Indian Constitution with regard to sports. The major responsibilities towards sports planning in India have already been taken up by the Sports Ministry. The following are a list of such responsibilities:

  • Launching of government schemes - Relating to awards, events, anti-doping, incentives, state sports academies etc.
  • Adequate sports infrastructure
  • Developing various sports career opportunities for Indians - As offered by National Institute of Sports (Patiala), Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (Gwalior), and Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education (Kerala)
  • Having a proper database of sportsperson
  • Efficient coaching facilities
  • Emphasis on sport sciences like nutrition, psychology, medicines, and prohibited items
  • Anti-doping program - The Government of India has established anti-doping programs through an ISO certified Dope Control Center having modern testing facilities. The National Anti-doping Agency is acting as an advisory board to The GOI's anti-doping program.
The apex sports coordinating body of the Indian Government known as Sports Authority of India (SAI) was set up in 1984 with a view to build excellence in the career of sportsmen and emphasize on efficient Sports Planing in India.

SAI has facilitated the building of 5 major stadiums in the country which are: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (New Delhi), Indira Gandhi Stadium (New Delhi), National Stadium (New Delhi), Talkatora Swimming pool (New Delhi), and Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Ranges (New Delhi).

SAI has introduced 4 schemes under its banner viz., Special Area Games (SAG), National Sports Talent Contest (NSTC), SAI Training Centers (STC), and Army Boys Sports Company (ABSC).

Intelligent Sports Planning in India is the key to setting up the stage for growth in the sports talents in India where sportsmen belong to a varied range of sports disciplines - hockey, weightlifting, archery, athletics, kabaddi, swimming, badminton, shooting, and volleyball.

Last updated on 4/28/2011