PORVORIM: Sports Minister Manohar Azgoankar today has said that the state government will be holding a consultative exercise with stakeholders to decide a suitable period for hosting of the National Games.
“The state Government has spent an amount of ` 439 crores on creation of infrastructure, as of date. the funds expected from the Union Government and the amount the State Government will spend on the said infrastructure,” said Azgoankar
He further informed that a Central Team appointed by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in 2015 has proposed the sanction and release of ` 69.85 crore towards the creation of infrastructure for the National Games, in addition to ` 97.80 crore already sanctioned and released.
When asked when will the State actually host the National Games? Azgoankar said that the given Covidd-19 pandemic, the hosting of the National Games had to be postponed. The State Government shall be holding.