Editorial:-Enhanced Sports Infrastructure
In a recent editorial copy, which mentioned the sports development and infrastructure in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Advisor to the Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday chaired a meeting to review the progress on mega sports development projects in the UT. According to official government handout, out of Rs.175.04 crore released for execution of sports infrastructure projects, Rs.169.75 crore have been incurred under PMDP. Further, out of 31 projects, 20 have been completed while 9 are expected to be completed by December 2021. Besides, out of 134 projects taken in hand, 95 have been completed while 38 will be completed during 2021-22 under JKIDFC.
While under the mega sporting event Khelo India, edition 4 works are under progress with a sanction with a whooping cost of Rs.22.48 crore. The works include construction of synthetic hockey turf at Polo view Srinagar, synthetic hockey turf at KK Hakku stadium Jammu and construction of athletic track at sports stadium Bandipora.
Under CAPEX budget, 481 works including 171 ongoing works and 310 new works had been taken up, of which, 50 have been completed by the sports council.
The Union government in consultation with the LG led administration in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir are emphasizing the significance of developing enhanced sports infrastructure.