The Minister of Civil aviation announced the national air sports policy 2022 (NASP), Tuesday. This is to promote sporting activities such as aerobatics, paragliding, and skydiving with the vision of making India into a top sports nations by 2030.
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Impact of National air sports policy 2022
This policy will promote growth and build a culture of adventure sports and aviation in India. It will also build a safe, accessible, affordable, and sustainable air sports ecosystem in the nation.
This policy is drafted and obtained by policymakers, air sports practitioners, and public opinions. This policy would generate revenue of Rs 8,000 crore annually and create over 1,00,000 employment.
Each sport will consist of its own central and state-level association. A total of 11 sports are now included in National Air Sports Policy 2022 with the addition of six new air sports. The policy includes air sports such as aerobatics, aeromodelling, air-racing, hang-gliding, paragliding, paramotoring, etc.
Civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia stated-
“The youth of India represents the future of aero sports. Programs aimed at raising interest in aerial sports will be encouraged. Schools, colleges, and universities will be encouraged to have air sports included in the curriculum.”-- Advertisement --
4 tier structure of national air sports policy
The policy will have a four-tier governance structure, namely-
- Air Sports Federation of India (ASFI) as the apex governing body
- National associations for individual air sports, as appropriate Regional or State and Union Territory levels
- District-level air sports associations
- Air Sports Federation incorporated with 33 members of which 4 will be government officials.