Role of government in promoting sports in India: A critical evaluation
Vijay kumar and Mallikarjun C Pujari
The Government plays a major role in promoting and developing sports in a country. The Government and Governmental organizations constitute the Public Sector of the sports industry which is responsible for making sports policies, allocating funds for developing infrastructure, nurturing talents, designing specialized programmes like dope control etc. The Planning Commission of India estimates that the country will be the home of approximately 510 million people of the age group of 15 to 35 years by 2019. The role of Government, therefore, is extremely important in providing participation opportunities to the youth of India for the overall development of sports.