Meghalaya: Rs. 300 crore Central funds for 2022 National Games

Shillong(Meghalaya ) Oct 12 : The Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is expected to fund Rs 300 crore to the Meghalaya government for construction of stadiums for hosting the 2022 National Games, reported news agency IANS.

The event will coincide with the 50th year of Meghalaya ‘s creation.

For building stadiums, the Union ministry of social justice and empowerment is funding the state Rs 300 crore and for building the games’ village, the state government has to manage on its own .

According to the report about 50-acre land would be utilised for creating stadiums for the national games at New Shillong Township while another land of about 70 acres would be utilized for building the games village.

The sports department is in the process of appointing consultant, architect, and chief executive officer of the national games and is likely to be completed by November 15.

As per the report ,Nita Ambani, founder-chairperson of Reliance Foundation, had shown her keen interest in partnering with Meghalaya government in building sports infrastructure ahead of the Games.

We would love to talk to the government and help in every way possible for the national games, Ambani had said in Shillong recently.

Meghalaya will be the third northeastern state after Manipur and Assam to host the National Games.

Earlier It had co-hosted the 2016 South Asian Games with neighbouring Assam.

Over 14,000 athletes and officials are expected to be present in Meghalaya during the Games.

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