Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) In a bid to promote sports and to engage the youthd of Jammu and Kashmir constructively, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced a special package of Rs.200 crore for the politically volatile state.

The financial package includes the construction of indoor sporting halls in all districts of the state, according to a Press Information Bureau (PIB) release.

Additionally, two stadia will be upgraded to international standards while the current stadia at Poonch, Rajouri and Udhampur will be enhanced.

In addition, water sport facilities will also be provided at an estimated cost of Rs.6 crore.

“For immediate engagement of youth in the state in sporting activities, a special programme ‘Sports for AII’ is being implemented for village level competitions and development of sports like football etc,” the release added.

“An amount of Rs 5 crore has already been provided to J&K State Sports Council for organising these village level sporting activities.”

  • SHARE

    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

    Related Posts

    With Roles Reversed, How Will Rohit-Dhoni Dynamics Work Out?

    The previous time Kohli and Dhoni were rested, Ajinkya Rahane was assigned the captaincy for the 2015 Zimbabwe tour. Now with Rahane no longer...

    Team spirit is new coach Stoeger’s biggest challenge at Dortmund

    Berlin, Dec 12: New Borussia Dortmund head coach Peter Stoeger won't be the man having to invent a brand new tactical system, but to teach...

    Maradona skips football match, spends time with kids

    Barasat (West Bengal) Dec 12: Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, who was supposed to play a 'Match for Unity on Tuesday against former India cricket...

    Putin allows athletes to compete at Winter Olympics as neutrals

    Moscow, Dec 12: President Vladimir Putin has backed the decision made by the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) to clear national athletes for participation in the...

    For any cricketer, playing for India is the ultimate dream says this Indian cricketer

    Mohali, Dec 12: Despite failing the Yo-Yo test, a requisite to make it to the national squad, teenaged all-rounder Washington Sundar on Tuesday justified his...