Union sports ministry sanctions Rs. 14.30 crore for block level sports in J&K

Srinagar

Union Sports Ministry, Govt of India has sanctioned Grants-in-aid amounting to Rs. 14.30 crore (Rupees Fourteen Crore Thirty Lakh) for Bock level sports in the State of Jammu and Kashmir under Khelo India Scheme.

“An amount of Rs. 10 lakh per Block will be spent under the scheme in all the 143 Blocks of 22 Districts of Jammu and Kashmir,” said an official statement.

“The central grant of Rs. 14.30 crore will be used to provide soft support in terms of coaches, equipments, consumables, technical support, organizing competitions including boarding and lodging facilities and travelling expenses for the participants etc.  Sports competitions will be organized depending upon popularity of the games in a particular district,” the official statement re.

A District Level Committee Chaired by DC will implement this scheme.  SP and District Representative of the J&K Sports Council are also members of this Committee.

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