Arunachal Pradesh to formulate Sports Policy
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Last Updated: Monday, January 23, 2012, 12:40
Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh is all set to formulate a Sports Policy soon to give a fillip to sports activities.

While inaugurating a football tournament here last evening, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said that the new policy would focus on to tap the sporting talent in the state, official sources said here on Monday.

Tuki asserted that sports in the modern era have attained the status of an industry, which no state can neglect if it has to carve a niche for itself in a competitive world.

“Our state is abounding with natural talents. This is amply proved by our sportspersons excelling in fields like weightlifting, karate, badminton and mountaineering. Therefore, my government has decided to give impetus to this sector and facilitate the growth of sports activities," he said.

The state government had already sanctioned Rs 20 crore under Special Plan Assistance (SPA) for development of sports infrastructure across the state.

Further, to encourage raw and natural talent hidden in rural and interior villages to come overboard, the state government has sanctioned Rs 2 crore to hold sporting activities at the panchayat levels all over the state.

The Chief Minister said that he would soon pass an order to all the deputy commissioners to utilize at least 10 per cent of the untied funds available with them in sports activities in their respective districts.


First Published: Monday, January 23, 2012, 12:40

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