Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Friday that a special package of Rs. 200 crore will be disbursed to engage the youth of Jammu and Kashmir in "constructive" sporting activities.
The package will include construction of indoor sporting halls in all districts of the state. This is considered to be beneficial for the youth during the long winter season. In addition, water sport facilities will be provided at an estimated cost of Rs. 6 crore.
Apart from this, two stadiums in the state capitals of Srinagar and Jammu will be upgraded to the international standards. Existing stadiums in Poonch, Rajouri and Udhampur will also be upgraded.
An amount of Rs. 5 crore has also been provided to J&K State Sports Council for immediate engagement of youth in special programme titled Sports for AII. The programme provides for village level competitions and development of popular sports, such as football etc.