Sportsman requires excellent skillset in order to achieve laurel in the sports arena. In this effort, the Government has established the Sports Authority of India, SAI, and it has in-turn established 10 regional centers and 02 educational centers in order to set up sports promotional schemes. And, during the year 2016-17, 13684 sportspersons have been trained in 27 sports disciplines.
The rural sportsman has played a prominent role in winning competitions as they are provided training at the State level, and National level and those who have excelled in sports performance do belong to rural tribal and backward areas of the country.
SAI provides essential facilities in form of expert coaches, sports equipment, boarding and lodging, sports kit, competition exposure, educational expenses, medical/ insurance, and stipend as per the approved scheme norms. Though Government allots budget on sports both at the National level and State, and rural level the statistics state that still, a lot more is to be done to progress and excel in sports at an international level. Para Association for Rural Development, PARD, has categorized rural sports as one of its mission and is planning to contribute its share to the rural sports in a big way.