CENTRE FOR DISABILITY SPORTS TO BE SET UP AT GWALIOR

Context:

  • The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for setting up of a Centre for Disability Sports at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.
  • The Centre for Disability Sports, Gwalior will be set up at an estimated cost f Rs 170.99 crore, spread over a period of 5 years.

Centre for Disability Sports:

  • The centre would create an improved sports infrastructure to ensure effective participation of persons with disabilities in sports activities and also enable them to compete at national and international levels. The centre would aid in developing a sense of belonging in Divyangjan to facilitate their integration in society. The Ministry said, the project is expected to be completed by 31st March, 2021 and it will result in employment of 140 personnel.
  • The Centre for Disability Sports will have an Outdoor Athletic Stadium, Indoor Sports Complex and Aquatic Centre having two Swimming Pools, one covered Pool and an Outdoor Pool.
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