Rs 200 cr for sports development in J&K under PM Package: Imran Raza Ansari

Minister for Youth Services & Sports and Information Technology, Technical Education, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari today informed the House that under Prime Minister’s Special Package, Rs 200 crore would be utilised for the development of sports infrastructure across the State, adding that 12 indoor stadia would be constructed under the package.Replying to supplementaries raised by some members, the Minister said that the Government would consider having a corpus fund for providing sports equipments to sports persons of the State, so that they can compete at national and international level in various sports disciplines. In reply to the main question by Mr Omar Abdullah, the Minister said that as per the Standing Policy, the playing fields are developed/constructed wherever State/Free of Cost land is available as the land compensation is not covered in any scheme.
He said that the playfield at the Govt Boys High School, Rathsun in Beerwah Constituency at an estimated cost of Rs 8.07 lakhs by way of level ling and filling has been completed in 2014-15 and the said ~
playfield has been utilises to boost sports activities in the area .

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