Indian team for 2010 commonwealth Games

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New Delhi, June 12 : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave its approval for a scheme titled 'Preparation of Indian Team for Commonwealth Games, 2010' with an outlay of Rs.678.00 crore for three years starting from 2008-09.

The objective of the scheme is to improve India's competitiveness in international sports and to enhance the medals tally in major international events particularly the Commonwealth Youth Games, 2008 and Commonwealth Games, 2010.

Another aim is to institutionalize a system for preparation of elite sportspersons for prestigious international competitive events, which would inter-alia, also include qualifying championships for major international events, to improve state of art training and better competitive opportunities to elite sportspersons or medal prospects, and to develop a system of selection of sportspersons based on performance monitoring in the run upto the international event.

The scheme also aims to impart state of the art training to our sportspersons (medal probables) both in India and abroad with adequate sports sciences back up, with the objective of maximizing Indian medals' tally in the Commonwealth Games, 2010.

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