GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
(DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS)
UNSTARRED QUESTIONS NO.4030
TO BE ANSWERED ON 08.09.2011
Request of NIS, Patiala
4030. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS be pleased to state:
(a) Whether the National Institute of Sports, Patiala has requested Government to increase the amount sanctioned for athletes’ diet:
(b) If so, the details thereof; and
(c) The action taken by the Government in this matter?
THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS
(SHRI AJAY MAKEN)
(a) to (c): Yes, Sir. Requests were received from various Regional Centers / field units for increase of diet money for athletes and after consideration the Government has increased the rates for diet and food supplements as under:-
Increase from Rs.250/- to Rs.400/- per head per day.
Increase to Rs.250/- per head per day for all categories of sports.