The Department of Sports and Youth Welfare has floated several schemes to encourage, evolve and enhance the young talent of the state. Each of these schemes
have been thoughtfully contrived to provide the youngsters with proper exposure while empowering them with great opportunities of success in sphere of life. These
schemes have mutually helped the government and the youngsters by building a connect between policy makers and the young brains of the society. Many talented
youngsters have benefited from these schemes and have gained great exposure and experience through these.
The Khelo India program was started by the Government of India in 2016-17 in the place of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyaan.
Competitions of sub-junior level, Junior level and Senior Level are organised under the Khelo India program. Abolishing
the Urban Infrastructure Program the Government of India has started the sports infrastructure development program
under Khelo India. Under this financial aid is being provided for the several works.
To encourage young talent and to help budding champions, the Directorate of Sports and Youth Welfare offers
attractive scholarship schemes in all the sports. These schemes aim to provide financial assistance to the
underprivileged sports talent of the state. Till now the department has awarded these scholarships to numerous
talented sportsmen across the state.