State to have Sports Policy soon: JK govt

Updated: Apr 25, 2013, 20:47 PM IST

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir will soon have its sports policy, the state government said on Thursday.

"Sports policy will be introduced in one month`s time in a bid to develop sports culture...It is almost in final phase," state sports minister Taj Mohi-ud-Din told reporters.
"It will be taken to the cabinet for approval," he said adding, the government is keen in bringing in a sports policy for raising the standards of sports and sportspersons, coaches and other officials, he said.

Sports policy in JK is the need of the hour, the minister said.

Many things have been charted out and an outline has been prepared, the minister said.

"Panchayats will be involved in development of sports as they play a major role", Taj added.