The Ministry of Sports is set to set up the Khelo India Center of Excellence (KISCE) in six more states under the flagship Khelo India Scheme of the Ministry. The states of Assam, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya and Sikkim have been identified in the second phase. Earlier this year, the ministry identified eight centers in the first phase, including Karnataka, Odisha, Kerala, Telangana and the northeastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland. Their existing centers will be upgraded at Khelo India State Center of Excellence (KISCE).
These centers have been given priority based on sports, infrastructure and training facilities available in the champions produced by the center.
Sports facilities were selected by each state and union territory, which was asked to identify the best sports infrastructure available with them or their agencies or any qualified agencies that could be developed into world-class sports facilities.
To upgrade the existing center to KISCE, the government will expand a ‘viability gap funding’ in sports science and technology support for sports disciplines practiced at the center and the gaps in the need for sports equipment, specialist coaches and high performance Will also cross. Managers.
Extended support will be for a maximum of 3 Olympic Games per center, although support in sports science and allied areas may be extended to other sports disciplines running at the center.
The six centers include:
Assam – State Sports Academy, Sarjujai Sports Complex, Guwahati
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu – New Sports Complex, Silvassa
Maharashtra – Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune
Madhya Pradesh – MP Academy, Bhopal
Meghalaya – JNS Complex Shillong
Sikkim – Paljor Stadium, Gangtok
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