14.30 crore sanctioned for Block level sports in Jammu & Kashmir


New Delhi, Grants-in-aid amounting to Rs. 14.30 crore (Rupees Fourteen Crore & Thirty Lakh) sanctioned for Block level sports in Jammu & Kashmir under the ‘Khelo India’ Scheme by the Union Sports Ministry, Government of India. 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 Deputy Commissioner will implement this scheme. Superintendent of Police and District Representative of the J&K Sports Council are also members of this Committee.

It may be recalled that implementation of this sports scheme at the Block level in all the 22 Districts of the State was announced by the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh during his visit to J&K on June 7-8, 2018.