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While the J&K administration is on a massive expansion of sports infrastructure, the central government is providing the funds to upgrade all such facilities.

Massive expansion of sports infrastructure is taking place in J&K. New sports facilities are being developed, world class coaching is being provided to hone the skills of the sportspersons from various sports disciplines.

22 Indoor Multi-Purpose Halls in 20 districts, besides 38 Khelo India Centers have been established in various disciplines of sports. Further, work on 948 Sports infrastructure projects are going on, which will be completed in the current financial year, the Lt Governor informed.

The Lt Governor appreciated the Sports department, J&K Sports Council, and all stakeholders for relentlessly working to identify and nurture young talent.

Opportunities are being provided to the youth who have the special skills, abilities. Women teams of rugby, football, cricket, volleyball, kabaddi and hockey have been formed in all the 20 districts to ensure that our daughters also get equal opportunity to showcase their talent in sports.

New Sports Policy was adopted by the UT that not only acknowledges the achievements of our sportspersons but also secures their future by giving them government jobs for their exceptional performances. After the implementation of sports policy earlier this year, the process is on to fill all the vacancies by eliminating the backlog from 2014 to 2021.

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