Centre prepares security plan for Commonwealth Games

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New Delhi, Dec 3 (ANI): The Union Government has prepared a comprehensive security plan, in consultation with the central security agencies and the Delhi Police, for providing security to next year's Commonwealth Games.

In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, Union Minister of State fro Youth Affairs and Sports, Pratik Patil, gave this information.

Patil further informed the House that for prevention of the Swine Flu during games the Hindu Rao Hospital has been made the nodal hospital.

Two Control Rooms have also been established in different parts of Delhi to keep quick vigil on the spread of the disease, Patil said.

He also informed the members that to control environmental pollution, the government is planting ten lakh plants, maintaining greenery on the roads en-route to venues of the Commonwealth Games.

Patil said the steps have also been initiated for the effective supervision of solid waste management, prevention of burning of dry leaves and garbage etc.

Replying to another question Patil said the government is giving training to the elite sports persons in all the disciplines of the Commonwealth Games.

"To improve the performance of the Indian contingent in the Commonwealth Games, 2010, a scheme with allocation of Rs.678.00 crore is being implemented for providing training to the elite sportspersons in all the disciplines.

He also informed the House that Rs 232.56 crores has been spent so far for training activities. (ANI)

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