PPP model for sports infrastructure in Haryana
Haryana Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda told that “as per the Sports Policy, the State Government has laid emphasis on three factors. These are providing better infrastructure, talent hunt and an assured future to the players”.
He said that the government plans to build as many as 204 stadiums at village level costing Rs 150 crore of which 154 stadiums were almost ready. The recruitment of coaches for these stadiums was under progress. It was also under consideration to handover the responsibility of maintenance of these stadiums under Public-Private Partnership Mode. With a view to enhance sports skills, Sports and Physical Aptitude Test (SPAT) has been started under which lakhs of children falling between age group of eight and 19 years were participating. Under SPAT, 5000 children were given scholarship ranging between Rs 1500 to Rs 2000.
Similarly, Fair Play Scheme had been started providing scholarship ranging between Rs 1500 and Rs 8000 to needy players. In addition to it to ensure their better future, 398 players have been provided with Government jobs including 17 Deputy Superintendents of Police. Many players have been appointed as Inspectors, Sub-Inspectors and Constables in the Police Department as per their abilities.
State Government is setting up academies for different sports in the State including Boxing academy at Bhiwani, Lawn Tennis and Badminton at Panchkula and Athletics at Rohtak, Kabaddi at Jind
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