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Rs 14.30 cr sanctioned for block level sports in J-K

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Grants-in-aid amounting to Rs 14.30 crore has been sanctioned for block level sports in and Kashmir, the said today.

The fund was sanctioned by the under the 'Khelo India' scheme.

An amount of Rs 10 lakh per block will be spent under the scheme in all the 143 blocks of and Kashmir's 22 districts, the said in a statement.

The central grant of Rs 14.30 crore will be used to provide soft support in terms of coaches, equipment, consumables, technical support, organising competitions, including boarding and lodging facilities, and travelling expenses for participants among others.

Sports competitions will be organised depending on the popularity of a game in a particular district.

A district-level committee chaired by the will implement this scheme.

The of Police and of the and Kashmir Sports Council are also members of this committee.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 19:40 IST