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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 138
ANSWERED ON:  07.12.2021
Construction of New Sports Stadiums
Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil
Will the Minister of



YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS be pleased to state:-


(a) the details of new sports stadiums constructed throughout the country during the last five years with latest infrastructure for the benefit of sportspersons and youth;

(b) the details of funds allocated for the said purpose, funds spent so far and status of stadiums which are under construction, State-wise;

(c) whether the Government has any plan to construct Olympic level Sports Complex in Satara district of Maharashtra as it has rich tradition of wrestling and other sports; and

(d) if so, the details thereof?


ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF YOUTH AFFAIRS & SPORTS
{ SHRI ANURAG SINGH THAKUR }

(a) to (d) A statement is laid on the Table of the House.

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) to (d) OF LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. *138 ANSWERED ON 07.12.2021 REGARDING “CONSTRUCTION OF NEW SPORTS STADIUMS” ASKED BY SHRI SHRINIWAS PATIL, HON’BLE MEMBER OF LOK SABHA

(a) and (b) ‘Sports’ being a State subject, the primary responsibility to construct stadiums in the country rests with the State/Union Territory Governments. The Union Government supplements their efforts. The sports stadia in various parts of the country are under the jurisdiction of the respective bodies/departments of State/UT Governments. As such, the information about them is not maintained in this Ministry. However, this Ministry has sanctioned 267 sports infrastructure projects of various categories amounting to ? 2244.52 crore across the country under the Khelo India Scheme for the benefit of sportspersons and youth.

(c) Khelo India Scheme is a demand driven scheme under which projects are sanctioned on the basis of proposals received from various State/UT Governments and other eligible entities from time to time. This Ministry has not received any proposal to construct Olympic level Sports Complex in Satara district of Maharashtra.

(d) Does not arise.

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