J&K coming up with a shooting range at Nagrota
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 14:38
Jammu: The state government is coming up with a world class shooting range at Nagrota at an estimated cost of Rs 649 lakh to raise the profile of the sport in Jammu and Kashmir, the minister for Youth Services and Sports R S Chib said.

"To attract more youth towards shooting activities, a shooting range-cum-open play field has been taken at Nagrota in Jammu at an estimated cost of Rs 649 lakh," Chib said during a discussion in the Legislative Assembly here on the demand of grants.

The minister revealed that a total of 7,95,584 students participated in different sports activities at zonal, district and state level, of which 1,324 participated at the various national-level events in 2011-12.

He said the main thrust of the department is to encourage adventure sports, organising youth and cultural festivals at national and domestic levels and development of play fields in the schools.

Giving details of the various activities undertaken by his ministry, Chib said the government is building a Physical Education College at Gadoora in Ganderbal to provide proper training in physical education to the students.

He added that out of total cost of Rs 30.39 crore, an amount of Rs 9.50 crore has been placed at the disposal of JKPCC for the execution of the project.

Chib also informed that a multi-facility sports complex, at an estimated cost of Rs 18.91 crore, is coming up at Gindun, Raj Bagh in Srinagar.

The minister revealed that the department has developed 302 play fields by utilising Rs 4.90 crore during 2011-12.


First Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 14:38

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