Jammu and Kashmir gets 14.30 crore under Khelo India Scheme


New Delhi, June 12 (KNB): 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 J&K.

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.
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. (KNB)