- Sports Minister Sarbanand Sonowal formally declared the sanction of central assistance of Rs. 200 crore to J & K to boost sporting activities in state.
- The Minister of State (Independent Charge)Youth Affairs and Sports Sarbananda Sonowal has said that sports play a crucial role in the physical fitness and well being of people, apart from contributing to social inclusiveness, gender equality and youth development.
- He said, Rs. 88 crore will be provided for renovation and other constructions of Bakshi Stadium at Srinagar, M. A. Stadium at Jammu.
- The Rs. 52 crore will be provided for up-gradation of existing stadium at Poonch and Rajouri and construction of indoor hall in each of remaining 12 districts.