New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The north-eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland and Assam were the biggest beneficiaries as the sports ministry Tuesday cleared 13 projects under the Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme.
Six infrastructure schemes were cleared for the four north-eastern states, and seven for Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.
Among the north-eastern states, Nagaland will have two multi-purpose indoor halls and an astro turf football field.
The halls will come up in Dimapur and at the Open University in Sodzulhou village near Dimapur. The astro turf will be laid at the Jalukier town in Perun district.
A synthetic turf for football will also be laid at the Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA) complex in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.
Multi-purpose indoor halls will be constructed in the premises of District Sports Association in Silchar, Assam, and in Thoubal District in Manipur.
Andhra Pradesh has been granted a multi-purpose indoor hall and an astro turf for hockey. The indoor hall will come up at the Agricultural College in the Guntur district while the astro turf hockey field will be laid at the YSR Sports School, Putlampalli, in Kadapa district.
Two multi-purpose halls will also come up in Kerala at Pathananmthitta and at Pilakkal in Malappuram district.
Rajasthan will get a multi-purpose indoor hall in the sports complex at the Mohan Lal Sukhadia University in Udaipur.
Two synthetic athletic tracks will be laid at the Bhim Stadium, Bhiwani, Haryana, and at the War Heroes Stadium, Sangrur, Punjab.