Rs 120 crore set aside for NSS

first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 4 (PTI) Out of Rs 500 crore allocated to Ministry of Youth Affairs, Rs 120 crore have been earmarked for the National Service Scheme (NSS), which is aimed at developing students personality through community service. Finance Minister Arun Jaitely had allocated a total of Rs 1400 crore as plan outlay, while Rs 192 crore was set aside for non-plan for a total figure of Rs 1592 crore for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Last year the total allocation was Rs 1541.13 crore. The plan outlay has been increased to approximately Rs 10.82 crore as compared to the previous year, while the Non- Plan outlay has been hiked by Rs 40.15 crore. The allocation for the scheme for the Benefit of North Eastern Area, has been revised to Rs 144.98 crore this year as compared to Rs 150.23 crore last year. The Sports Authority, entrusted with the task of organising national camps, has been granted a total of Rs 381.30 crore this year, which is a hike of Rs 11.91 crore. However, assistance to sports institutions has been kept at Rs 545.90 crore. Under youth affairs, the National Service Scheme has been allocated Rs 215.70 crore. Rs 12 crore has been allocated for anti-doping activities, which is the same as last year. PTI AT PM ATlast_img read more