As a Minister 1998-2003 Click on the ministry tabs for detailed information: As Minister for Civil Aviation he ensured that Air India registered profits. As Sports Minister, Shri AnanthKumar announced a review of the training schemes for sportsmen was carried out as well as a national census of sportspeople. As Minister of Culture and Tourism, Shri AnanthKumar took a keen interest in organizing the Sindhu Darshan in Leh making it a historical event in the cultural upheaval of India. As Minister of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation, Shri AnanthKumar initiated the Valmiki Ambedkar Awaaz Yojana. Through this scheme the construction and upgradation of the dwelling units for the slum dwellers was facilitated.