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‘Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abhiyan’ (PYKKA) scheme, launched in 2008-09, has two major components viz., (i) Development of sports infrastructure in village/block panchayats. (ii) conduct of annual sports competitions. In addition, the scheme has capacity building component for training of community coaches, international cooperation, etc. 

Outlay for the scheme in the XI Five Year Plan was Rs. 1,500 crore. The scheme is now in the third year (2010-11) of the implementation. Allocation of budget and its utilization for the first two years and the current financial year (upto January, 2011) is tabulated below:-


Sl. No.


Budget allocation      

 (Rs. in crore)

Budget utilization (Rs. in crore)

Infrastructure component     
































 * upto 31st January, 2011. 

# Including Rs. 5 crore which was transferred to NSDF –PYKKA for Technical Support and Capacity Building Services.  

Development of basic sports infrastructure facilities under PYKKA scheme: Sports Infrastructure component i.e. development and maintenance of playfields in village/block panchayats is being implemented in 28 States and 3 UTs (Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar Island and Puducherry). Proposal received from UT of Chandigarh is under consideration. NCT. of Delhi has been advised for submission of proposal for developing `community playfield’ in 100 block units. UTs of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu have been requested to submit proposals. Summary of year-wise number of village/block panchayats, along with grants approved/released to States /UTs, for development and maintenance of playfields in village/block panchayats is given in a table below:-


  S. No. 


Number of Village Panchayats approved

Number of Block Panchayats approved

Amount approved        (Rs. in crore)

Amount released          (Rs. in crore)






























 * Figures upto 31st January, 2011; Excluding Rs. 5 crore which was transferred to NSDF –PYKKA for Technical Support and Capacity Building Services.

 The state-wise details of grant-in-aid released during 2008-09, 2009-10 & 2010-11 (upto 31st January, 2011) are given in table.

States/UTs are in different stages of implementation of the PYKKA Scheme. They have been grouped into five categories on the basis of availing the grants admissible under the scheme. These are:

(i)        States that have availed grant for the first two years (2008-09 & 2009-10) and also annual acquisition and operational grants for second year – 7 States. The States are Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Orissa, Punjab, Tripura, and Uttrakhand.  

(ii)       States that have availed grant for the first two years (2008-09 & 2009-10) – 7 States + 3 UTs. The States/UTs are Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Meghlaya, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Puducherry, Lakshadweep.

(iii)      States that have availed grant for the first year only (2008-09) - 6 States. The States are Bihar, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Nagaland, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal.

(iv) States that have availed for first installment of admissible grant for the first year only (2008-09) - 8 States. The States are Assam, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and(v) UTs which have not yet submitted proposal to avail the infrastructure grant – Four (4) UTs. The UTs are Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagra Haveli, Daman & Diu, Delhi.  

Annual Competitions: 

(i)       Rural sports competitions at block, district, state and national level are being conducted in 28 States. Rural youth are participating in these competitions in large scale. North Eastern Games, Inter-school competitions and Women competitions are also being conducted under PYKKA banner-`Sports for All’. 

(ii)     Release of grants to States/UTs from 2008-09 for conducting annual competitions under PYKKA and details of participants in the competitions are summarized below: - 


S. No


Number of States availed grants

Total grant released     

(Rs. in crore)

Total no. of participants






















Information is being collected

         *  up to 31st January, 2011 # includes grants given to NYKS to conduct rural competitions in 25 districts and Inter-school and Women competitions in all the   States/UTs.

 (iii)    State-wise release of grant-in-aid (a) for holding competitions (Rural and Women) and (b) for holding Inter-school competitions during 2010-11 respectively.


(i)                 Number of States availing of grants for conducting PYKKA competitions has increased to 27 in (2010-11) from 08 in (2008-09).

(ii)               The number of participants (both men and women) in PYKKA Rural competitions held in 2009-10 has increased three-fold as against the number of participants in 2008-09.

(iii)             Women participation has increased from 34 % in 2008-09 to 39% in 2009-10.

(iv)             State-wise details of participants in the PYKKA rural competitions held at various levels in 2009-10.

Convergence of PYKKA scheme with other Central and State schemes:  

PYKKA scheme encourages convergence with different Central and State schemes for meeting its objectives.(i)      The scheme specifically envisages that funding from Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) should be tapped for leveling of playing fields, fencing, etc. States/UTs have been, accordingly, advised to avail the benefits under MGNREGA scheme for development of playfields.(ii)        Many of the States are utilizing the source of funds from MGNREGA, MLALAD scheme and MPLAD scheme for levelling and fencing of playfields.

Integration of ‘sports’ and ‘physical education’ with school education:

(i)         PYKKA centres have been set-up mostly at schools in panchayats for the benefit of school children and also for use as community sports facilities, beyond school hours. This is an endeavor towards achieving integration of ‘physical education’ and ‘sports’ with formal education system, besides promoting mass participation in sports.

(ii)       Strong linkages are also being created with the school sports, by promoting Inter-School competitions and Women competitions.

(iii)       A joint letter from Secretary (School Education & Literacy), M/HRD and Secretary (Sports), MYAS had been issued to the Chief Secretaries of States/UTs on 07.01.2011 for integration of ‘sports’ with ‘school education’. 

Capacity building measures:

Detailed Project Report (DPR):  With a view to develop an effective delivery mechanism for administering PYKKA scheme, one-time grant is provided to States/UTs @ Rs. 10 lakh for a State and Rs. 5 lakh for a UT for preparation of DPR. 18 States have availed, so far, grant of Rs. 135 lakh for the purpose. Governments of Tripura, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Orissa have submitted DPRs. Other states have been requested to submit the report expeditiously.

PYKKA-MIS was formally launched in November, 2009. 

(i)        The computerized MIS enables online submission of proposals by States/UTs, tracking of proposals and conveying of approvals. It also seeks to achieve online monitoring of financial and physical progress; and preparation of comprehensive data base on playing fields, calendar of competitions and participants.

(ii)       Workshops on PYKKA-MIS were conducted for state officials engaged in implementation of PYKKA to familiarize them with the working knowledge for submission of online proposals. Two days practical training was also given to state officials at NIC headquarters, New Delhi, to feed data/ online submission of proposals.  Kerala and Himachal Pradesh were the first two states to submit online proposals, seeking financial assistance under the PYKKA scheme.

 (iii)      The website (http://pykka.gov.in) inter-alia provides citizens’ participation by enlisting their suggestions, sharing their success stories in the sports domain, etc.  PYKKA Resource Centre (PRC) has beenset up at LNUPE, Gwalior (M.P) in November, 2009 for the purpose of capacity building measures, documentation, international cooperation, etc. relating to PYKKA/promotion of community sports. Details of its activities are given in annual report of PRC.   

Training of Master Trainers and Kridashrees: Community coaches, called ‘Kridashrees’ are sports volunteers at village and block panchayats, who will manage the sports facilities. One of the targets of PYKKA scheme is to train 2 lakh community coaches (kridashrees), besides 6,000 sports administrators, coaches, etc. of States/UTs as Master Trainers, over a period of 10 years, across the country. To achieve this target, the following measures had been initiated: 

(i)        Training of Master Trainers:  `Kridashrees Master Trainers Module’ was prepared to train state officials/persons. Two weeks training programme is organized (from 2009-10) at Laxmibai National University of Physical Education (LNUPE), Gwalior (M.P).  The trained Master Trainers would in turn train the kridashrees in States/UTs. 889 officials were given ‘Master Trainers’ training till December, 2010. Rs. 82.25 lakh has been provided to LNUPE for this purpose.

(ii)       Training of Kridashrees: One week orientation course is organized for ‘kridashrees’ in States/UTs.   A standardized `Kridashree Training Manual’ for uniform pedagogy for ‘kridashrees training’, in all the States/UTs was prepared. Rs. 4.24 crore was released to States/UTs for the last two years for the training. 15,417 kridashrees have been trained till 31st December, 2010.  State-wise details of release of grant and training of Kridashrees.

(iii)      Number of Kridashrees proposed to be trained and actually trained in 2008-09 and 2009-10 are shown in the bar chart below: - Grant-in-aid is also provided to States/UTs for preparation of `Detailed Project Report’ for PYKKA and for engaging technical consultants/supporting staff at the State PYKKA Cell.  Details of release of funds to States (upto 31st January, 2011).Workshops for District Sports Officers (DSOs) and other state officials, involved in the implementation of PYKKA scheme are being conducted periodically at State Hqs. Feedback/inputs received in the workshops are taken into consideration at the time of review of guidelines/ norms for effective implementation of the PYKKA scheme. Such workshops were held so far in Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Sikkim, West Bengal and Tamilnadu.

Monitoring: Mission Directorate officials make regular visits to States/UTs and oversee the work relating to development of playfields at village/block panchayats. Arjuna awardees and retired sportspersons are being engaged as PYKKA observers for monitoring the implementation of scheme in the States/UTs. A scheme of engagement of PYKKA observers for monitoring the implementation of PYKKA scheme at States/UTs.


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