PM Modi announces Rs 200cr package to engage J&K youths in sports

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With a view to engage youth of Jammu & Kashmir in constructive sporting activities, a special package of Rs. 200 crore has been announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday.

The package provides for construction of indoor sporting halls in all districts of the State with a view to provide playing facilities to youth during long winter in the state.

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Two stadia in the State capitals of Srinagar and Jammu will be upgraded to the international standards under the package while existing stadia at Poonch and Rajouri and Udhampur will be upgraded. In addition, water sport facilities will be provided at an estimated cost of Rs. 6 crore.

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For immediate engagement of youth in the state in sporting activities, a special programme ‘Sports for AII’ is being implemented through J&K State Sports Council which provides for village level competitions and development of popular sports, such as, football etc.

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An amount of Rs. 5.00 crore has already been provided to J&K State Sports Council for organizing these village level sporting activities.

(With PTI inputs)

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