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Allocate Rs 12.5k crore: AICS to FM

The All India Council for Sports has written to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to hike the fund allocation for sports in this year’s Union Budget to Rs 12,500 crore and launch a “sports for all” scheme so that the country can become a super power by 2020. The letter written by AICS President Vijay Kumar Malhotra was a follow-up of the first meeting of the revived body held on January 9 here. Malhotra rued in the latter that over the years sports has not got the importance it deserved and allocation of funds in the budget has been meagre as compared to other countries.
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