SME Times News Bureau | 25 Oct, 2018
The sports goods suppliers of the country should register
themselves on the GeM portal to facilitate the government sourcing of sports
The Sports Authority of India had included a lot of sports
items on the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) and invited suppliers and vendors
to register on the portal so that government agencies could source their
requirements online, said Onkar Kedia, Special Director General, SAI.
Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and
Family Welfare, Government of India today launched the 'FICCI-Go Play' report
on 'The Purposeful Corporate ' CSR & Sports' at 'TURF 2018 - 8th Global
Sports Summit', International Convention on Business of Sports' organised by
FICCI and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
Choubey said it was imperative for the country to adopt a
constructive approach towards encouraging the youth in taking to sports in
order to inculcate a sense of discipline and team spirit. He emphasised the
crucial importance of physical education to create a healthier and fitter
FICCI said private sector investment in the development of
sports in the country could receive a major fillip if policy level adjustments
were undertaken to encourage CSR spending in sports.
Towards this end, specific sports-related expenditures could
be offset against the 2% CSR regulation along with rationalisation of taxes, it