“As on date, 453 Khelo India Centres have been notified in 359 districts of 28 States/UTs. Under the Khelo India Scheme, 62 sports infrastructure projects of various categories have been sanctioned in the North Eastern Region amounting to 423.01 crore. Further, the National Sports University has been established in Imphal, Manipur to promote sports education in the fields of sports sciences, sports technology, sports management, and sports coaching. In addition, a North Eastern Regional Centre of Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE) is also operational since 2009-10 in Guwahati, Assam,” he mentioned.
The Sports Minister knowledgeable the House that under the Khelo India Scheme, eight Khelo India State Centres of Excellence and 152 Khelo India Centres have been notified in the North Eastern Region.
IN all 20 academies have additionally been accredited and two Army Boys Sports Companies are assisted in the North Eastern Region. A complete of 217 Khelo India Athletes have been recognized from the North Eastern R”gion,” he mentioned.
The Minister mentioned that the funding is a part of the schemes the ministry implements various schemes geared toward broad-basing of sports and promotion of excellence in sports.