’12 stadiums to be constructed from PM’s special package’


SRINAGAR: Minister for Youth Services & Sports and Information Technology, Technical Education, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari Monday claimed that Rs 200 crore will be utilized for the development of sports infrastructure across the state from Prime Minister’s special package. 

He said that twelve stadiums will be constructed under the scheme. 

Raza said this while replying to questions raised by some members in legislative assembly.

He announced that government is considering having a corpus fund for providing sports equipments to sports persons of the state, so that they can compete at national and international level in various sports disciplines.

In reply to the main question by  former chief minister Omar Abdullah, the Minister said that as per the Standing Policy, the playing fields are developed/constructed wherever State/Free of Cost land is available as the land compensation is not covered in any scheme. 

He said that the playfield at the Government Boys High School, Rathsun in Beerwah Constituency at an estimated cost of Rs 8.07 lakhs by way of leveling and filling has been completed in 2014-15. The playfield, he said, has boosted the sports activities in the area. 

He further said that the land at Sozieth, Narbal, Makhama and Wattalpora in Beerwah constituency shall be considered for development as playfields in case land is suitable and transferred to the department free of cost and  subject to the availability of sufficient funds.

Intervening during the reply of the Minister, Speaker, Kavinder Gupta asked the government to formulate a comprehensive Sports Policy for the upgradation of sports infrastructure and activities across the State.

Hakeem Muhammad Yaseen, Shiekh Ishfaq Jabbar,  MY Tarigami and  Yawar Ahmad Mir raised supplementaries to the main question demanded upgradation of sports infrastructure in their respective constituencies.     


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