Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCE) to be established

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  • June 20, 2020
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Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCE) to be established

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-II – Welfare schemes

In News:

  • The Sports Ministry is all set to establish Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCE) under the ministry’s flagship, Khelo India Scheme to enhance India’s Olympic performance.

Key takeaways 

  • One KISCE will be identified in each state and union territory, with an effort to create a robust sporting ecosystem in the entire country.
  • In the first leg, the Ministry has identified state-owned sports facilities in eight states of India:
    • Karnataka 
    • Odisha
    • Kerala
    • Telangana  
    • Arunachal Pradesh
    • Manipur
    • Mizoram 
    • Nagaland 
  • The States will run the centres and build capacity to turn them into the world-class sporting facilities.
  • They will be responsible for all aspects of management of the centre. 
  • Funds for expert coaches, supporting staff, equipments, infrastructure will be extended through the Khelo India Scheme. 

Important value additions 

The Khelo India programme 

  • It has been introduced to revive the sports culture in India at the grass-root level by building a strong framework for all sports played in our country and establish India as a great sporting nation.
  • Talented players identified in priority sports disciplines at various levels by the High-Powered Committee will be provided annual financial assistance of INR 5 lakh per annum for 8 years. 

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