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National sports academy to encourage sports in J-K

To encourage sports in India, the government will set up a National Sports Academy, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.

india Updated: Jul 10, 2014 15:26 IST

To encourage sports in India, the government will set up a National Sports Academy, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.


"The government will set up National Sports Academy for different sports in different parts of India," he said while presenting the national budget in the Lok Sabha.

He said Rs 200 crore will be set aside to upgrade indoor and outdoor stadium in Jammu and Kashmir to international standards.

Jaitley also said that a Sports University will be set up in Manipur. For this, Rs.100 crore will be provided in the current financial year.