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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

 

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2719

TO BE ANSWERED ON 26.04.2007

PPP Model for Creation of Sports Infrastructure

2719.

SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

Will the Minister of YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS be pleased to state:-

whether his Ministry has any plans to create a private-public partnership model for creation of sports infrastructure like stadia etc. ?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF PANCHAYATI RAJ, YOUTH AFFAIRS & SPORTS AND DEVELOPMENT OF NORTH EASTERN REGION
(SHRI MANI SHANKAR AIYAR )

There are two existing schemes that focus on the Private-Public Partnership mode for the development of sports infrastructure in the country viz., the National Sports Development Fund Scheme and the State Sports Academy Scheme. Under the National Sports Development Fund Scheme, there is a provision to accept contributions from different entities , including corporates. On receipt of such contributions, the Government also contributes on a matching basis for augmenting the corpus. However, there has been negligible contribution by the corporate sector to NSDF. The objects of the fund include creation of sports infrastructure. The State Sports Academy Scheme involves a financing pattern in the ratio of 51:25:24 between the Private sponsor, the Central Government and the State Government. The Central Government contribution is restricted to 25% of the capital cost subject to a ceiling of Rs.218 lakhs ; and 25% of the recurring costs subject to a maximum of Rs.17 lakhs per annum for a period of 3 years. The cost of the land is not included in the scheme and is required to be provided gratis by the State Government or the sponsor. So far, Ministry has not received any proposal for State Sports Academy with private sector/corporate sector participation.