Govt earmarks Rs 624 cr for Commonwealth Games

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New Delhi, Feb 29 (UNI) There is reason to rejoice for India sport as the government today allocated Rs 624 crore in the annual budget for 2008-09 for the 2010 Commonwealth Games preparations.

The government has also given Rs 6.75 crore towards anti-doping activities, a raise of Rs 4.25 crore than that of last year.

In 2007-08, Chidambaram had provided Rs 150 crore to the Sports Ministry and Rs 350 crore to the Delhi Government for the Games.

A total of Rs 1111.81 crore has been earmarked for the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, which is a hike of Rs 331 crore than the last financial year.

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