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Stadium at taluk level

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Mysore, Apr 25 (UNI)Each of the 175 taluks in Karnataka will have a stadium to encourage sports persons, particularly in rural parts of the state, Sportgs and Youth Services Minister Alkod Hanumanthappa said today.

Speaking to newsmen here he said that the stadia would be constructed at cost of Rs 70 lakhs each.

He said the allocation for sports had been enhanced to Rs five crores in the budget this year from Rs 3 crores last year. He also instructed the concern Deputy Commissioner to see that the sports cess of two per cent from the zilla panchyat, corporation and also from the urban development authorities was provided to his ministry to encourage the sports activities in the state.

Mr Hanumanthappa said though the shortage of the various coaches in the state and same would be filed up only after the adoption of the cadre and recruitment rules through KPSC and priority would be given to existing the coaches who are working on temporary basis.

On sports promotion in the university and other educational institutions, he said the government had already instructed to the universities and other institutions including professional colleges to reserve seats for the sports persons and if any complaints on this regard was received the government would take serious note and to ensure sports persons get due share in education.

Referring to the international swimming pool at the Chamundi Vihar sports complex in Mysore, he said due to some land dispute and litigation the project was delayed. Now, he would seek the details on this project and see that the project would take place after clearing the hurdles, he added.

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