Yadav assures J&K of Rs 200cr for sports infrastructure

first_imgSrinagar, Sep 8 (PTI) Union Sports Secretary Rajiv Yadav today assured Jammu and Kashmir government of a Rs 200 crore package for restoration of flood affected sports infrastructure in the state which also includes construction of indoor stadiums in 10 districts. “The Union Secretary assured giving final shape to Prime Ministers package of Rs 200 crore for restoration of flood affected sports infrastructure in the state,” an official spokesman said. “Out of this package, the Secretary informed that Rs 80 crore each shall be utilized for upgradation of MA Stadium Jammu and Bakshi Stadium Srinagar while as 10 Indoor Stadiums shall be constructed at a cost of Rs 4 crore each in 10 districts of the state, 5 each in Jammu and Srinagar.” He said the assurance came after the Secretary Ministry of Sports, accompanied by Joint Secretary Onkar Kadia, called on Minister for Youth Services and Sports, IT and Technical Education Moulvi Imran Raza Ansari here today. The Secretary discussed plans for revival of sports and athletic activities and infrastructural development in the state, the spokesman said. Referring to the latest coaching courses for local coaches, the Union Secretary said that special training shall be provided to local sports coaches at National Institute of Sports, Patiala to improve their skills. The Minister informed the secretary that the government is hosting 6th National Winter Sports at Gulmarg in the month of December this year, for which, he desired that Union Sports Ministry should provide necessary equipment and snow-boarding machines. PTI SSB MIJ TA CMlast_img read more

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