Sports Ministry to establish one Khelo India State Level Center of Excellence in Odisha & 5 other states in 1st phase

Bhubaneswar: The sports ministry has identified eight sports facilities, including the Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneswar and four others in north-eastern states, to convert them into Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE).

In the first phase the Sports Ministry has decided to establish one Khelo India State Level Center of Excellence in every state, UT. In the first phase, sports facilities have been identified in Odisha, Karnataka, Kerala, Telengana, Mizoram, Manipur, Arunachal, Nagaland.

The centres will be given a grant based on the actual amount finalised as per the requirement indicated after a comprehensive gap analysis study.