Cabinet Approves Revamped Khelo India Program

 The Union Cabinet has approved the revamped Khelo India program at a cost of Rs.1,756 crore for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. The Programme aims at mainstreaming sport as a tool for individual development, community development, economic development and national development. An unprecedented Pan Indian Sports Scholarship scheme, which would cover 1,000 most talented young athletes.  Each athlete selected under the scheme shall receive an annual scholarship worth Rs. 5.00 lakh for 8 consecutive years.