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India will soon have its first sports university in Imphal: Prasad

he ordinance will be on the lines of the bill introduced in Lok Sabha in August, 2017

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Ravishankar Prasad

The on Wednesday approved an to set up the country's first in

Briefing reporters on the decisions of the Cabinet, said a to set up the university in Imphal (west) is already pending in Parliament.

He said things will start moving fast once the signs the

The government has already allocated land for the proposed university, he said.

The will be on the lines of the introduced in Lok Sabha in August, 2017.

As of now, there are some institutes which offer various courses for athletes and coaches.

"A void exists in the sports environment of the country in various areas such as sports science, sports technology, high performance training," the stated.

The proposed university is expected to bridge this gap.

The proposal to set up the in was initially announced by Narendra Modi, while Rs 1 billion fund for it were allocated in the 2014-15 budget.

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First Published: Wed, May 23 2018. 16:32 IST