FIFA wants to promote football in India's villages


Gill requested Blatter to give some FIFA assistance to the government-sponsored Panchayat Yuva Krira aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA) to develop the game at the grassroots level in India.
All India Football Federation (AIFF) secretary-general Alberto Colaco, who was also present in the meeting, said: "Gill requested Blatter if FIFA could help to develop the sport through PYKKA. The sports minister said that through this programme football can be promoted in areas where the game is very popular."
Colaco also said that Blatter was impressed with the idea and asked the sports ministry and the AIFF to send a proposal for the programme.
"The AIFF will prepare a proposal for the programme in association with the sports ministry and then FIFA officials will come here to finalise the plan," he said.
Since his maiden visit in 2007, Blatter has taken special interest in India and has launched the 'Win in India With India' project plan to develop the club level football in the country. The Vision India programme is also a part of FIFA's GOAL project.

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