Govt. to open 143 Khelo India centres across 7 states

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These centres will probably be arrange in Maharashtra, Mizoram, Goa, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur

The Sports Ministry has determined to arrange 143 Khelo India centres across seven states with a complete price range of Rs 14.30 crore in its bid to nurture expertise on the grassroot degree.

These centres will probably be arrange in Maharashtra, Mizoram, Goa, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.

Each centre will probably be entrusted with one sports activities self-discipline.

The Khelo India centres have been launched by the Sports Ministry in partnership with state governments to guarantee the supply of grassroot-level infrastructure across the nation.

“It is our endeavour to make India one among the top 10 countries in the 2028 Olympics. To fulfil this goal we need to identify and nurture a large number of talented sportspersons from an early age,” Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju mentioned in an announcement.

“With the availability of good coaches and equipments at the district level Khelo India centers, I am confident that we will be able to find the right children for the right sport and at the right time.” In June 2020, the ministry had deliberate to open up as many as 1,000 new Khelo India centres over a interval of 4 years, with at the least one centre in every district of the nation.

While 217 such centres are already in place across a number of states, the ministry had determined to open two centres every in each district of the North-East, Jammu & Kashmir, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Ladakh.

The accountability of hiring coaches for these centres lies with the respective state governments, the ministry mentioned. State-wise Khelo India centres: Maharashtra: 36 Khelo India centres in 30 districts with a price range estimate of Rs 3.60 crore.

Mizoram: 2 Khelo India centres in Kolasib district with a price range estimate of Rs 20 lakh.

Arunachal Pradesh: 52 Khelo India centres in 26 districts with a price range estimate of Rs 4.12 crore.

Madhya Pradesh: 4 Khelo India centres with a price range estimate of Rs 40 lakh.

Karnataka: 31 Khelo India centres with a price range estimate of Rs 3.10 crore.

Manipur: 16 Khelo India centres with a price range estimate of Rs 1.60 crore.

Goa: 2 Khelo India centres with a price range estimate of Rs 20 lakhs.

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