India Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman acknowledges achievement of Indian athletes in 2024 budget

Indian sports budget sees tremendous growth with Nirmala Sitharaman appreciating the athletes in the concise budget reveal which includes the sports budget as well.

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Nirmala Sitharaman (Source: X)

India in the world of sports has achieved a lot in recent times and it is important to acknowledge these great achievements. The sports industry is growing every day with big accomplishments from some of our talented athletes all around the world. Right from the game of cricket where India has become an absolute superpower to Neeraj Chopra’s success giving rise to many aspiring athletes to compete in track and field events as well. The growth of Kabaddi has also been a great stepping stone for the nation as well and we hope this improves in the future as well.

There have been a lot of local talents who have also come out in the world of sports thanks to organisations like Khelo India being one of the most popular ones. The growth of local athletes into sporting icons is one of the dreams of any aspiring sportsman in the world. The growth of the sporting world in the country has also given rise to the economy as well. The budget and the money in sport at one stage used to be out of our reach, but now the nation can be one of the superpowers in this field.

Nirmala Sitharaman appreciates the athletes in the budget

India Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has right now declared the budget for the year 2024, where she has officially included the sporting budget as well. This took some people by surprise as well as they were thinking that even after the achievement there will be no appreciation of the sports budget. Nirmala has however appreciated the athlete's performances and has included it in her budget as well. It is safe to say that there is a big growth in the sports budget as well increased by 1.32% since the 2023-24 budget. The budget for this year is 3442.32 CR, which is a great achievement for the nation.

This shows the amount of growth the Sports industry in the nation will have in the future due to this increased budget right now. This is a good move from Nirmala to appreciate these individuals who have given their heart and soul to the game and will have an opportunity to compete in bigger tournaments. There has been a great amount of talent in the sporting world which we all should appreciate and respect. Great things are coming up for the sporting world and we hope we get to see our nation get as much success in the future as well.